When Sven Mislintat joined Arsenal as Head of Recruitment he was assured a promotion to Technical Director was on the cards if that position became available. In the past few weeks, it has became clear to him that the club are looking to hire someone else for that position, with former player Edu currently among the favorites.
Mislintat also believes the club are going backwards in terms of transfers. He had lined up Kostas Manolas, Ousmane Dembele, Salzburg’s starlet Hannes Wolf, and Dortmund’s Julian Weigl to replace Aaron Ramsey. Unai Emery said ‘no’ to all four players with Denis Suarez and Ever Banega his personal top targets. This lack of backing was the final nail in the coffin for Sven Mislintat at AFC.