Arsenal's new head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, has spoken out about why he chose to leave Borussia Dortmund for a new challenge in the Premier League.

By 90Min
November 21, 2017

Arsenal's new head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, has spoken out about why he chose to leave Borussia Dortmund for a new challenge in the Premier League.

The German has been a huge influence in the Bundesliga outfit's success over the past 10 years or so, having played a part in bringing some top class stars to the club, but he has now left his post to work at Arsenal, who apparently paid £1.75m for his services.

The 45-year-old is due to start working officially next month, and fans will be excited to see what he can bring to the table in the knowledge that his previous success stories include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marco Reus, Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski.

Mislintat has revealed that Thomas Tuchel is the man to thank for his move to the Gunners, as the pair fell out during his time as manager over transfer target Oliver Torres.

Tuchel got his wish by bringing Mario Gotze back to the club, whereas Spaniard Torres sealed a move to Porto, much to the disappointment of the man who went by the name of 'Diamond Eye' at the club.

He told BILD: "I would probably never have thought of engaging with other clubs [had it not happened].

"The ban initiated by the former coach to enter the training ground and having to stay away from the inner circle of players, the staff, and many friends, with whom I have worked closely for years, greatly influenced my thinking.

"In all that time, Michael and Aki [Hans-Joachim Watzke] have always been behind me. They always included me in the mentioned, complicated time, when it came to setting up the scouting so that it will always work on a very, very high level, regardless of people [Tuchel]."

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