Sven Mislintat claims Arsenal offered him technical director role and reveals their new transfer strategy
Sven Mislintat claims Arsenal reneged on their offer to make him their new technical director and has revealed that the Gunners have now drastically changed their transfer strategy after his exit. The 46-year-old spent just 14 months at Arsenal and oversaw several key transfers during his time with the Gunners including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi. But the man who was nicknamed ‘Diamond Eye’ in Germany after his string of shrewd signings for Borussia Dortmund surprisingly left Arsenal in February and has now returned to Germany to become Stuttgart’s sporting director. Mislintat claims that he was offered Arsenal’s technical director role before Edu and believes the Gunners’ hierarchy are no longer working ‘independently’ in the transfer market and are now heavily reliant on clubs and agents offering players. Mislintat joined Arsenal during the final stages of Arsene Wenger’s reign (Getty Images) ‘Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal,’ Mislintat said in an interview with 11Freunde via Arseblog. ‘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. On top of that, we had different approaches.