Sven Mislintat says Arsenal went back on a promise to him last summer, while he has revealed the Gunners’ new approach to the transfer market.
The German was appointed head of recruitment by the Gunners in November 2017, but lasted just 14 months in the job after helping to add Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno to Arsenal’s squad.
The 46-year-old, who is now Stuttgart’s sporting director, says he was told the technical director’s job at The Emirates was his last summer, before the goal posts moved.
Mislintat told Freunde 11: “Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal.
“It had actually been agreed that I would become technical director, so then I would be around the team on a daily basis.”
Mislintat has also revealed that the club’s transfer policy has also changed with the club now relying more on information from clubs and agents, rather than working independently.
“But the new leadership had their own agenda and other candidates. On top of that, we had different approaches,” added the German.
“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.”