Arsenal confirm Mislintat exit

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Arsenal have confirmed Sven Mislintat will leave the club on 8 February after 14 months as the club’s head of recruitment.

By the time he leaves, the German will have been at the heart of our player acquisition policy across three windows.

In that time, we’ve snapped up three players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sokratis, with connections to his former club Borussia Dortmund, goalkeeper Bernd Leno and the lesser-known Dinos Mavropanos, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.

All in all, not too shabby. It remains to be seen whether he gets any other deals over the line in the next couple of weeks.

A statement from the club, attributed to nobody in particular, reads: “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.”

Sven also had a few words to say. “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.”

The 46-year-old has been tipped to join Bayern Munich. 

 

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goongot
goongot
1 year ago

Thankyou for torriera and guendouzi…
Well we always knew this 3 man at the helm was not going to work anyways..to many ego’s..

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
1 year ago
Reply to  goongot

Torreira and Guendouzi might be and should be attributed to Emery in my opinion.

martin
martin
1 year ago

Nothing to do with Emery

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago

Err, do you think deals happen in a few weeks? Both deals were in the works months before Emery was even hired as our coach. There’s even an article on Sven and what he thought of Guendouzi as he was watching him then previous season.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Emery knew Torreira in La Liga and PSG was considering Douzi as a possible young recruitment while Emery was there. Douzi spoke about PSG interest in a recent TV appearance in France. In fact, Arsenal wanted another young player from PSG by the name of Adil who decided to remain there and they decided to go for Douzi. It smells Emery from everywhere.

Lucas Sam
Lucas Sam
1 year ago

Torreira has never been in LaLiga… You give too much credit to the coach… Sven has been aware of Guendouzi even before Emery was in. Guendouzi came to Arsenal because of the club and because they give chances to young players.

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago

Do you just like making up lies?
Torreira has never been in La Liga and why would PSG consider Guendouzi as a young recruitment? You’re clearly unaware that he WAS a PSG academy prospect that left them.

Get outta of here with your lies. Sven has already interviewed as to the traits he say in Guendouzi when scouting him last season and Emery is on record as saying, as a head coach, he does not get involved in scouting.

Gooooooonnnnaaaaaaaa
Gooooooonnnnaaaaaaaa
1 year ago
Reply to  goongot

The question we need to ask is why is he leaving? Was it actually a clash of egos? Did he feel we lacked the ambition and wouldn’t spend any money? Was Sanlehi vetoing his transfer targets in favor of players he had connections to (through agents, club directors etc)? None of us expected us to be splashing cash after Wenger left, and I personally had my hopes on Sven unearthing some gems and our reliance on top scouting to sign quality players. Very disappointed that it didn’t work out with Sven and I’m hoping we find a suitable replacement. He… Read more »

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago

Let’s be frank, there is no suitable replacement. None of the aforementioned other have the same number of WC players Sven has scouted. As I said on twitter, this is Gazidis doing; he spent 18 months building a structure for when Wenger leaves, but not one for himself. Under Gazidis, Sven was arguably senior to Raul; he was recruited first, Gazidis made key changes and wooed Sven to Arsenal, so clearly had him in mind for a long time, and Raul would’ve been securing the deals SVEN found. This is also the first (of many?) major misstep by KSE. In… Read more »

Red-Sky
Red-Sky
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

spot on. I’ll add that Sanlehi is not compatible with the direction we were supposed to take, specifically in recruitment. He was brought to make use of his so called extensive relations in the game. But indeed Sven was the main man for Ivan. He’s the one who led the recruitment process of the coach, he interviewed him about his philosophy and ideas for the club, based on his understanding of the game and the club. He was on point for the recruitment policy as well. All in all, I’d say the dynamic was supposed to stay the same way… Read more »

Neil
Neil
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

I’m not sure that Gazidis was very effective in terms of player contracts – Chambo, Ramsey…(need I go on?). But from an organizational and recruiting perspective yes, this is a massive cock up and a step backwards for the club. It feels like dominoes now.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  Neil

Özil? Lets be real, Gazidis and Wenger have left the club in a huge mess financially, which is ironic when you think about how well Wenger did to help build the club financially. The crazy contracts handed out to average players, and the mad contracts to bigger players like Özil, Mkhi, Kola, Cech – £850k per week just on those 4. That can easily get you 6 top players. It will take at least two or three years to clear the messy contracts by moving players on and reinvesting smartly. Then there is the massive revenue lost on allowing players… Read more »

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

why is overmars underwhelming? ajax’s record in the transfer market since overmars has been at the helm has been outstanding. sad to see mislintat go but i think his status is massively inflated. dortmund are continuing to do very good business since he left…

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

“Dortmund are continuing to do very good business since he left….” How exactly do you think systems work? Do you think Sven left and just gutted out the entire scouting system and analytics process he had developed for them over a decade? You think that’s how it works? Also noticed how you seem to claim Sven is overhyped and disassociate him from the Dortmund recruitment system he created, whilst calling Overmars work “outstanding” when benefitting from an Ajax academy in existence long before his arrival. Also what are his “outstanding” buys for Ajax? Overmars; – Davidson Sanchez (genuine great buy)… Read more »

Futsboller
Futsboller
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Wow, what a list–we are losing someone genuinely perfect for our club in this transitional phase, and someone who would allow us to compete with the clubs who have more in the pocket to spend than we do. Frustrating to say the least.

Cowabunga
Cowabunga
1 year ago

From what I understand, Overmars wouldn’t be replacing him, he would be his boss, if Sven had stayed. Overmars would take the new technical director job, which Sven also wanted.

God is a Gooner
God is a Gooner
1 year ago
Reply to  goongot

I’m quite frankly pissed off about this. Forget the next sleeve sponsors and filling the corporate boxes, those suits come and go. This guy was the future, a return to the Arsenal way of making stars. High-quality youth scouting and development to get the edge over our state-funded, petro-dollar ‘peers’. There is absolutely no excuse for him to be pushed out like this, as it seems. These famously humane Arsenal values left with Arsene Wenger after all. Sanhelli the heat is very much on you now buddy. I am watching your every move.

kaius
kaius
1 year ago

Or Bayern made him an incredible offer and a chance to return to his home country? Maybe for family reasons he didn’t adjust to London living?

We also knew he might be trouble with the way he left Dortmund after falling out with Tuchel.

So I don’t see his departure as being a sign of our “humane values that left with Arsene Wenger”. Wenger stuck it out for two decades. Sven didn’t last two seasons.

Until we know the precise cause of his departure, people should resist the temptation to throw mud at the club.

martin
martin
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

He left because he suggested players and was told no money available. Can’t blame him. This is how it it is under the Kroenke regime.

Donald's Trump
Donald's Trump
1 year ago
Reply to  martin

Source?

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  martin

No, that’s speculation, and it might as well be PR put out by Sven’s side. The club are right to stay silent, they’ve done the classy thing and wished him well. This guy has left two clubs in less than two years and he’s already got a move to Bayern lined up. Arsenal shouldn’t even comment further, just replace him and move on. People really need to get out of this toxic spiral of believing everything you read with no actual evidence apart from unsubstantiated rumours and anonymous sources. Guys like Sanllehi are doing their best to work under an… Read more »

lessthanthesumoftheirparts
lessthanthesumoftheirparts
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

It’s not the first time you’ve tried to defend the regime on here, kaius. Or should I say, Raul.
Nice try.

kaius
kaius
1 year ago

I have been rumbled

thw14
thw14
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

Arsenal and ‘classy’ do not currently belong in the same paragraph.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  martin

What is your source for this? From what I’ve been reading, he was overlooked for a promotion. Why would he be frustrated about a low budget? The financial and recruitment policy of the club would have been well known. His speciality is to find the rough diamonds at low prices who could be coached to become better. It just doesn’t make sense to me that he would leave because of financial constraints.

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

Sources such as Ornstein told us he would leave and revealed the nature as to why, even when the Arsenal PR denied it. The fact that it is now confirmed as he’s leaving, it means we can take everything else The Ornacle said as gospel; that he was promised a Technical Director role that not only not materialize, but has been offered to another person (who has since declined it). His selection choices have been overlooked for the likes of Sanchez and Banega, two players we know for certain are not Sven-like players. As for not adjusting to London living?… Read more »

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Mate, as far all things Arsenal go, I usually agree with you. Not this time. Milsintat leaving two big clubs in less than two years is a big red flag. Even if POrnstein is right and Sven had disagreements with the club or felt he wasn’t given the power he deserved, leaving is an extreme step. If he really wanted to be Arsenal’s Technical Director, he would stay and fight for that position, and for the club. But no, he’s going to Bayern. Frankly there are other scouts out there doing incredible work unearthing gems at clubs like Lille, Sampdoria… Read more »

Nketibag
Nketibag
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

Pornstein is the mouthpiece of the club

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

I love what Mislintat was doing for the club but people give him too much credit. People even say he unearthed Dembele. Dembele had played for Rennes where his talent was obvious to the world. Guys, stop talking like Columbus discovered America where people were already living.

kaius
kaius
1 year ago

Yeah the Dembele thing is another great example. Great Columbus analogy

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter
1 year ago

Just to throw this in there, but America was discovered by the Moors

I'm 14 again
I'm 14 again
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

you want him to stay on and get blamed and ridiculed for everything wrong about the club’s tranfer policies? destroying his reputation as it goes on? I’m sorry friend, not everyone can be Wenger

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

Why is that a myth? He spotted him FOR US. By your logic, no one really spots anyone, as we must go find the scout that saw Messi in a park and make him our chief scout. And why should he fight for a role allegedly promised to him, for a Europa League club currently in transition and apparently no money for him? How would he fight for role when the role would be given to someone else? And also, why should he “fight” for a Technical Director role when being courted by a much bigger club back in his… Read more »

Cowabunga
Cowabunga
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Got to say, from what I have seen of him Tuchel does come off as an arrogant prick

LEFT08
LEFT08
1 year ago

Three notes: 1. Heat should always be on Stan 2. Mislintat was possibly the only good decision Gazidis made at Arsenal 3. Mislintat departure should also be seen as increase of Emery influence and good relations with Sanlehi.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  LEFT08

Stan doesn’t GAF

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  LEFT08

Agreed.

The heat should always be on Stan. People who know his American sports teams keep telling us about well-liked management staff who suddenly leave their positions so we shouldn’t be shocked it’s happening to us now.

atom
atom
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

I’m not a Stan fan but his Rams team just made the SuperBowl last night with an incredibly well liked young coach to the point where a bunch of his ex-assistants are getting head coaching jobs based on their links to him.

The major difference is American sports have salary caps while football really doesn’t. You don’t have to pour money into sports teams in America to succeed as the salary cap levels the playing field. The successful football teams across Europe pretty much are all massive money losers outside of Juventus.

YpsiGooner
YpsiGooner
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

The Rams thing feels miraculous and is the severe outlier in Stan’s ownership history.

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  YpsiGooner

It’s a massive outlier, and Kroenke does not deserve a Superbowl victory.

Brady’s Patriots might be dodgy cheats but I sincerely hope they trash the Rams.

atom
atom
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

@kauis Kroenke was an owner when the Rams won their last Super Bowl (he owned 30%). I’m not a big Kroenke guy but you can’t argue that he’s a terrible owner who doesn’t care about winning and then dismiss him firing a long-term respected coach (Fischer with the Rams) and bringing in a bright young innovative coach who has helped him do exactly that. The biggest difference between American sports and football is that American sports are set up in a way to level the playing field (draft, salary cap etc.) while football is run in such a way to… Read more »

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

So he’s already won a Superbowl? Dammit

Good points Atom. It’s nice to hear people defend Kroenke to be honest. Don’t know enough about the NFL but it seems like the rules there create a level playing field which suits an owner like him much more than the Premier League and it’s unique financial challenges.

Personally I think his ownership style leaves an unhealthy leadership void at our club, and the way he handled buying the remaining shares from individual Gooners was not handled well at all.

He’s still got a lot to prove here.

Yankee Gooner
Yankee Gooner
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

He was a *minority* owner of the Rams during the Greatest Show on Turf Era; it’s arguable that once that era ended, he let the team decline to justify their move to L.A., where they will inhabit a brand new Kroenke-owned and -developed facility. He wants teams that have their own stadia–I honestly think the real estate is equal to or more important to him than the team that fills the building (Arsenal in its own building, Rams in Kroenke building, Nuggets and Avalanche in a Kroenke-building).

atom
atom
1 year ago
Reply to  Yankee Gooner

He runs his teams as a business investment and not as a personal plaything like many other football owners do (Chelsea, PSG, etc.). Owning the real estate is definitely valuable as opposed to simply owning the team and paying the rent. I really don’t have an issue with him in terms of being an absentee owner – do we really want an owner constantly meddling on the footballing side of things? He gave Wenger & Gazidas plenty of time to turn things around and unfortunately they left the club in a real mess in terms of an unbalanced squad with… Read more »

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

I prefer an owner who loves the game and demands performance from players and coach.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

Arsenal have the sixth largest wage bill but we have wasted a hell of a lot of money, paying CL prices to Europa League level players

Anne Noyd
Anne Noyd
1 year ago
Reply to  kaius

What a shit sport. Jesus Christ don’t get me started. 1 minute plays ruled by advertising breaks, 1 guy who can throw, 1 who can run and 9 jacked up thugs with no technical ability. How this ‘sport’ became so popular I’ll never know. Go and support spurs in their new superdome if that’s what you want.

VA Gunner
VA Gunner
1 year ago
Reply to  YpsiGooner

What about the Nuggets this year?! Doing pretty well in the NBA. Had been crap up until now but maybe his collective franchises are finding their footing. BTW not a KSE fan at all as I’ve only been an Arsenal supporter for a decade and had to live through the decline. If there is a chance Monchi will come and reunite with Emery then we may be ok. Feels like a power move from Sanllehi.

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  LEFT08

If that good relations are to get Banega and Sanchez, then I ain’t buying. I want more Torreira’s and Guendouzis , not a busted flush and a Barca reject.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Banega is a very good player if you ever watched La Liga, one of the best there.

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  Red-Sky

He’s an outstanding technical player, and we should have gone for him when Alexis left instead of going for Mkhi.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Who’s Sanchez? I think you mean Suarez?

Gooneron
Gooneron
1 year ago

I really hope they have a plan. This doesn’t make much sense at this point in time.

Scott P
Scott P
1 year ago
Reply to  Gooneron

Who scouts for scouts??

Comedian
Comedian
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott P

Hahaha, nice question though. Only if it were upto us.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott P

The scout scouts presumably

Milo
Milo
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

The scouts scout scouts scouts i think. But i might be wrong.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Milo

I think technically you are correct

papa don't preach
papa don't preach
1 year ago
Reply to  Gooneron

He’s been here 14 months. What an absolute joke.

David C
David C
1 year ago
Reply to  Gooneron

my plan would be let Sven pick 3 young players to sign before he’s off! Give him a bonus years later if they work out as well as his other young signings.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago
Reply to  David C

Or he could just keep the names to himself to impress his new employers… better yet, why not tell them about some prospects in our own academy?

This was extremely poor governance. He’s seen behind the curtain, now he’ll work for the next show in town. Hope we don’t come to regret this…

LEFT08
LEFT08
1 year ago
Reply to  Gooneron

Plan is to make money for Stan.

Goonerooni 48
Goonerooni 48
1 year ago
Reply to  Gooneron

Blogs! Do you have any inside information on what the hell is going on at our club and just who is calling the shots?

Nketibag
Nketibag
1 year ago
Reply to  Goonerooni 48

Phone the Ornacle at once!

Red-Sky
Red-Sky
1 year ago

Terrible. We never get a break with club. Nothing goes as planned.
if the news are to be believed then Sanlehi done the club some harm!
Sven is more import to the club’s future than any director of football relations/operations nonesense.
The whole plan was built on making smart and effective transfers. Something we saw hint of in Torreira and Geundouzi signings.
This is a serious setback.

When in doubt, blame the manager!
When in doubt, blame the manager!
1 year ago
Reply to  Red-Sky

You’re assuming that everything is down to Sven. Sven Mislintat is not God and the club will continue to do just fine…

food for thought
food for thought
1 year ago

was really looking forward to having him for the years to come and bring back the glory days of unearthing gem. that’s the Arsenal Way. now nothing can make up for this, except if Overmars comes, oh, and bring Dennis along.

atom
atom
1 year ago

while I recognize the desire to see club legends return, just objectively Sven has a much better track record than Overmars does. It might appeal to the fans to bring Overmars and Dennis back, but from a purely sporting sense it would be a downgrade

Gooooooonnnnaaaaaaaa
Gooooooonnnnaaaaaaaa
1 year ago

I would like them as coaches maybe, but unless their track record supports it, I don’t want us appointing anyone for sentiment. Berkamp SHOULD be a coach at Arsenal. His experience would be invaluable to youngsters at our club. But nothing more unless he merits it. What has Overmars done at Ajax to merit such a position at Arsenal? They no longer dominate their league, don’t really have any top players, and Dutch football in general isn’t as prestigious as it was from the Cruyff days till early 2000’s. Frank De Beuor dominated at Ajax, then flopped at Inter and… Read more »

gooner73
gooner73
1 year ago

Overmar’s tenure at Ajax isn’t going down to well at Ajax amongst the fans apparently. Unknowns aren’t working out and the successful buys have been obvious and expensive. I’d take bergkamp as a coach though

Futsboller
Futsboller
1 year ago

Really poor handling by the club not to make things work better behind the scenes. It’s becoming a disturbing trend, both on and off the pitch, to allow, and perhaps to force, such prized assets to leave the club so unceremoniously.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Futsboller

Anybody would think we were trying to fuck up on purpose

Kingsley
Kingsley
1 year ago
Reply to  Futsboller

I don’t know what anyone would expect after 20+ years of a set regi8me. It’s going to take a while to get the balance right. It’s a real shame though. Gazidis leaving so quickly after Wenger hasn’t helped things and was sure to leave a power vacuum.

atom
atom
1 year ago

It appears like the stories of disagreements with Raul are real then. What I really find depressing about this is Arsenal are going to be run as a self-sustaining model. Our only real hope of success is to follow the Sp*rs model of the past few 5 years of finding young cheap talent before others do and molding them into a terrific unit with a couple of borderline world-class players. We don’t have the resources to outspend City (who have shown they will just cook the books to get around FFP), Chelsea & Liverpool (owners spend huge chunks of money)… Read more »

Ya gooner
Ya gooner
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

What spurs model? We were doing that way before that shit team became half decent, they modelled themselves on us.

atom
atom
1 year ago
Reply to  Ya gooner

If you are referencing Wenger knowing about the French generation before everyone else did – then I whole- heartedly agree. If you’re referencing the period post the Invincibles when we went with project youth – I would point out that in a lot of ways they have been much more successful at it given how much more difficult the league has become since that period thanks to the influx of massive TV money. Our only really top class player to come out of project youth was Cesc vs. they’ve had Kane, Erickson, Lloris, Bale/Modric (arguably they’re prior to this), Alli… Read more »

Olivije Žirod
Olivije Žirod
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

Fabregas, Diaby, Song, Van Persie, Nasri, Adebayor, Flamini, Rosicky, Clichy, Walcott, Sagna, Wilshere, Ramsey and many others.

Why they are more successfull? Even though the league may be tougher they still don’t have to sell their players, because of the way more money from TV coverages and sponsor deals, like we had to.

atom
atom
1 year ago
Reply to  Olivije Žirod

None of the players you’ve listed outside of Fabregas & possibly Ramsey are as good as the players I’ve listed from Sp*rs. The TV revenue has been a bit of a double edged sword. Even during the lean years we had one of the top 3/4 highest wage bills in the PL, even during years where we didn’t spend a lot on transfers. That largely was down to Wenger’s socialistic system of making sure that everyone was relatively well paid vs. other clubs paying superstars a lot more. We simply didn’t spend a lot on transfers those years. During that… Read more »

VA Gunner
VA Gunner
1 year ago
Reply to  atom

You can’t really count Erickson and Lloris. If you weren’t living under a rock then you knew about both of them. Not sure why we didn’t sign Erickson before them anyway.

Atom
Atom
1 year ago
Reply to  VA Gunner

Erickson joined them for roughly 10 m gbp. You might have heard of him but it wasn’t a big money transfer

Christopher Wreh
Christopher Wreh
1 year ago

Shit, this is worrying. Something’s going on behind closed doors. Has to be. As indifferent as I was about Gazidis, his departure was very oddly timed. Now this, only a week after we’re told ‘only loan players’ in January (which however you look at it is an unusual thing for us to make so public, it’s usually a lot more vague than that). It’s all really, really strange. And not in a good way. I worry it could be down to something like Kroenke saying there’s no money and them two have thought ‘fuck that, what’s the point’ and jumped… Read more »

Pat Rice and Beans
Pat Rice and Beans
1 year ago

It’s a fucking big bad joke.

Rich
Rich
1 year ago

Torreira+Guendouzi+Sokratis for £50,000,000 is excellent business.

Aubameyang has been a hit, even though it didn’t necessarily add balance to our forward line.

Raul has got a decent level of football experience, but I really hope he doesn’t fancy himself as a football scout.

The club really want to hope Sven doesn’t rock up somewhere else inside the PL, the last thing they need is to give our fan base another stick to beat them with.

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi
1 year ago

#SanlehiOut

myrtle
myrtle
1 year ago
Reply to  Bai Blagoi

Like the cat that got the cream

Arseman
Arseman
1 year ago

Why is there always something negative happening with us and why do they happen at the most inopportune time? There must be a real curse on us, or the people at the top do not have the slightest idea of how to run a football club or a combination of the two :/

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Is he playing Championship Manager in that pic?

Roof-attack
Roof-attack
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

if thats the case , i’m getting my c.v. sent over to Raul ASAP!

myrtle
myrtle
1 year ago
Reply to  Roof-attack

Don’t bother, you’ll be out the door in 12 months

Mpls
Mpls
1 year ago
Reply to  myrtle

12 months of living the dream..

TR7
TR7
1 year ago

To all the people losing their shit, maybe this is just Sven moving on to a bigger club in his home country. Moving to Bayern is moving to an elite club, which we are not currently at Arsenal. Just a thought. Who knows what’s actually happening.

kaius
kaius
1 year ago
Reply to  TR7

Exactly, and we know how sneaky Bayern are when it comes to poaching talent from other clubs.

Gooner Sam
Gooner Sam
1 year ago

All I can say is Arsenal best have a f*cling good plan to replace him

A P
A P
1 year ago
Reply to  Gooner Sam

No need to. The forums are full of talent scouting experts.

Roof-attack
Roof-attack
1 year ago

i cant help think that this is a big step backwards. i hope his replacement is up to a massive challenge , because it seems that the day to day running of the club is in a bit of a mess right now.

Comedian
Comedian
1 year ago
Reply to  Roof-attack

Yes we will wait for the replacement like we wait for the signing till the last day.

Realist
Realist
1 year ago

Its gonna be at least 20 years until Arsenal can win the premier league again.

baz00r
baz00r
1 year ago
Reply to  Realist

You’re probably right.

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight
1 year ago

#Monchi_in

Comedian
Comedian
1 year ago

For fuck sake. Man i am already starting to hate Raul, he now has a big task in his hands. I never wanted him to be the one identifying players, Gazidis and failed with Xhaka, Mustafi. Also talk of Overmars becoming technical director i don’t have much confidence on that as well, he is yet to prove himself and didn’t cover himself with glory when he couldn’t convince De Jong and De ligt to sign for Barcelona ( i am glad they didn’t).

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  Comedian

Ajax fans don’t rate him and don’t think he’s even done a good job.

Leftie
1 year ago

I have a bad feeling about this.

Anyway. Thank you, Sven!..

Runzac
Runzac
1 year ago

When FC Bayern calls and you´re German…

martin
martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Runzac

When the club you work for say we are not going to spend money on the players you want to bring in.

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider
1 year ago

Bayern are a horrible bunch of chisellers. Like Barcelona but without the class. And Barcelona have no class.

myrtle
myrtle
1 year ago
Reply to  ClockEndRider

Mes que un cunts

Lula
Lula
1 year ago

This doesn’t sit with me right.

WellArsed
WellArsed
1 year ago

Hard to know from the outside the real reason(s) for his departure – personality clashes/internal power struggles, lack of ambition/access to finances, etc. – but there’s no way to spin this as a positive event for the club.

WellArsed
WellArsed
1 year ago
Reply to  WellArsed

I truly hope this isn’t the first phase of a consolidation of power into a single office.

Cracked Lunar
Cracked Lunar
1 year ago

Whatever. Let’s move on

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead
1 year ago

WTF is going on??? The remaining guys at the helm should better deliver as it is a fantastic man moving on. Thanks Sven

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

This is insane. As many fellow gunners, I really hoped he could find some unheard of gems for us, given that our “saviour” Stan doesn’t give 2 spuds about us, someone like him was needed, someone who could find players for us at low cost but who could very well turn into great singings. This was, IMO, really important for us. Well….I’m pissed off, mais c’est la vie

karl
karl
1 year ago

Very disappointing and we have let the talent go, whilst keeping the administrators.

Gooners & Roses
Gooners & Roses
1 year ago

I would love to hear what Wenger has to say about all these. He probably had turned down a whole lot of interview requests already.

Savage
Savage
1 year ago

We mustn’t forget that all staff have human stories as well – marriage issues, children issues, drinking violations, culture adaptation issues, etc.

Unless otherwise informed, we shouldn’t be too quick to jump to conclusions about the reason for his departure, regardless of some of the presumptuous headlines on NewsNow.

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi
1 year ago
Reply to  Savage

Do you suggest that Raul has drinking issues? That would definitely explain the otherwise plain stupid decision making recently..

Savage
Savage
1 year ago
Reply to  Bai Blagoi

Apparently that’s your explanation – maybe you should write a headline for TalkSport and publish it to NewsNow?

Magneto
Magneto
1 year ago

Thanks for your contribution to the Arsenal, Sven, and best wishes for the future.

It is simply not the Arsenal way to lose someone of his calibre after such a short period of employment, and is negligence of a high order.

Raul said earlier this season that Arsenal would no longer allow players to run down their contracts and leave on a free, and Sven’s departure feels as if we’ve done just that, but
with an executive rather than a player. Not clever at all.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Well that really sucks.

shokim
shokim
1 year ago

Thanks, Sven. Whether it’s the politics in the club or Stan the owner, Arsenal seems to be a shitshow right now.

Tony Adams Nose
Tony Adams Nose
1 year ago

None of us really know the reasons for this departure. He IS German, They ARE Bayern Munich and it could be as simple as his dream job. Why does it always have to be some kind of conspiracy? These are humans with aspirations, hopes and dreams and to work for Bayern just may be his. I believe all the signings made since Emery was appointed were Emery’s idea. Sven may have made them happen and I am not trying to diminish his skills but these players are in areas Emery believed we had a weakness. Guendouzi came from PSG so… Read more »

baz00r
baz00r
1 year ago

Guendouzi came from PSG? Ahhh…okay then….

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi
1 year ago

Here’s wishing you all the best, Mislintat.

David Hillier's luggage
David Hillier's luggage
1 year ago

Can’t we officially put him on gardening leave or something? I know it won’t do much, but still.

allezkev
allezkev
1 year ago

Well Bayern isn’t a bad club to join and maybe he’s homesick?

Twatsloch
Twatsloch
1 year ago

This is bad news!

baz00r
baz00r
1 year ago

If he does join Bayern, doesn’t that say something? They are a bigger and more successful club than us by far, and if they hold him in such high esteem why would we let him go, considering our “live within our means” financial strategy?

It is absolutely ridiculous. Raul better know what he is doing because otherwise it’s not going to take long for the pitchforks to be pointed towards him. One or two Barca transfer flops is all it’s going to take.

I'm 14 again
I'm 14 again
1 year ago

Not hard to see this exit being blamed on Wenger if he was still the manager. “Authoritarian bla bla bla”. New management, same old problems. The constant? We all know. Wenger had his own problems but most of what we blamed him for seems to me now, something that wasn’t his making at all.
So sad to lose Sven

Thierry Ennui
Thierry Ennui
1 year ago

Guys, guys, you’re reading WAY too much into this. There’s no politics here. Just look at the photo – Sven’s clearly got TWO screens on the go, AND another laptop in the background. This is completely against the cost-cutting policy, and quite frankly, if he can’t do his job with a PS3 and a copy of Championship Manager 2017 then we don’t need him.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter
1 year ago

The meltdown on Twitter over him leaving. Some even saying they will stop supporting Arsenal. He’s just a fkin scout.

santori
santori
1 year ago

Good. There has been a profound disconnect between the buying team and the manager. And I mean since Wenger. There has been little effort to understand the needs of the gaffer and squad tactically. Nor have strategic considerations been put into focus. Instead Mslintat has been buying with somewhat of an agenda toward older Dortmund players. Whilst we do need and can benefit from a measure of experience (Sokratis), these players have hampered the wage bill further. Nor did we execute last January right. We refused to sell to City leaving us prey to the only bidder left in market… Read more »

Soham De
1 year ago

Apparently Sanllehi is behind this unwanted departure and coupled with Arsenal’s activity in the transfer market as of now, not much to wonder actually.
Mans spending months targeting a player only to see Emery going after Barca reject Denis Suarez. Frustration understandable very much.

Homer
Homer
1 year ago

Good Luck, Sven.
A pity not to have had you at the club longer.