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.”