Arsenal have confirmed that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave the club next month.
Reports last week suggested an exit was on the cards for the German coach and the club have now released a statement confirming that Mislintat will leave on February 8.
An Arsenal statement 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.
Mislintat told the club’s website, said: “It’s been an amazing experience to work at a great club like Arsenal in what has been a big time of change. I am excited about what the future holds for the club and am looking forward to new challenges for myself.”
Mislintat joined in November 2017 after spending 10 years as a scout at Dortmund, where he earned the nickname ‘Diamond Eye’.
Sven Mislintat will be leaving us on February 8, 2019
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 21, 2019
He was credited with bringing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (who also joined Arsenal), Shinji Kagawa and Ousmane Dembele to Borussia Dortmund and also had an input on the acquisitions of Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Jakub Blaszczykowski.