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Mislintat details why he left Arsenal

19th July 2019, 17:23 by Aidan Perkins

Former Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has explained he felt he had to leave the club due to broken promises.

Mislintat was appointed at the Emirates in November 2017 after earning a fine reputation working in the recruitment department at Borussia Dortmund.

He was credited with helping the Gunners sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi last year but left his role in February and has now taken up a similar position with German side Stuttgart.

Mislintat has revealed in an interview with 11Freunde that he felt let down after a previous agreement that he was to become technical director was not honoured.

The 46-year-old also admitted the new hierarchy under head coach Unai Emery wanted to approach the recruitment side of things at the club very differently to the way he had been working.

He said: "It had actually been agreed that I would become technical director, so then I would be around the team on a daily basis. But the new leadership had their own agenda and other candidates.

"We had different approaches. Previously we had a strong systematic approach to transfers, a mixture of watching things live as well as quality data and video analysis - Arsenal actually owns their own data company.

"That meant that we acted independently, we knew about all markets and players in all positions that came into question.

"However, the new leadership work more strongly with what they are offered from clubs or agents through their own networks."

Former Gunners player Edu has recently been named as the club's new technical director.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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