Official: Arsenal confirm the exit of German star

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Sven Mislintat was set to be a key figure at Arsenal in the post-Arsene Wenger era but he will depart after 14 months as recruitment chief.

Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave his position on February 8, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Mislintat rose to prominence as highly regarded talent spotter at Borussia Dortmund and was appointed by Arsenal midway through last season.

He appeared set to be a key pillar of Arsenal’s behind-the-scenes operation in the post-Arsene Wenger era but has been heavily linked with a role at Bayern Munich over recent weeks.

A statement released by the Gunners read: “Sven has been with us since December 1, 2017 and has done a truly outstanding job in helping us recruit players who are making a big impact now and will do so even more in the future.

“We wish him every success for the future and thank him for his extremely hard work on behalf of Arsenal.”

 

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