Arsenal in talks to seal deal driven by Ivan Gazidis

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Arsenal are in talks to bring Borussia Dortmund chief scout Sven Mislintat to the Emirates, according to ESPN.

Mislintat is a highly-respected figure in European football, helping to mastermind Dortmund’s moves for players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele, and Robert Lewandowski.

Bavarian giants Bayern Munich were close to appointing Mislintat as their technical director in the summer, but it now looks as though Arsenal have swooped in for the sought-after talent spotter.

Arsenal’s current chief scout, Steve Rowley, who has been at the club since 1996, is reportedly to leave his post as part of a backroom reshuffle led by CEO Ivan Gazidis, who is spearheading the behind-the-scenes overhaul.

There has been no comment from either side regarding the appointment, but Arsenal have reportedly entered talks with the 45-year-old.

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