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Flashback: Sven Mislintat joins Arsenal

Flashback: Sven Mislintat joins Arsenal

It’s fair to say that Arsenal have made some fairly dire signings over the years.

But last year, The Gunners decided to address this issue and deal with it at source, rather than go through many more years of poor transfers.

Therefore, the club appointed Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment. The German had the same role at Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, and has been credited with unearthing such talents as Robert Lewandowski,  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembélé and Shinji Kagawa.

This is just a handful of names that he has discovered and helped ascend to footballing stardom. Arsenal fans could only hope that the same would happen at their club.

This is what the fans had to say upon the announcement:

Over a year into the German’s tenure, and it must be said that he has had a huge impact at the club. Within months of joining, he must have been the catalyst in bringing Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to The Emirates, as he was with both of them at Borussia Dortmund.

However, his link with the Bundesliga helped broker some other significant signings over the summer, particularly the move for goalkeeper Bernd Leno and centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos. This looks like it is just the beginning for the Mislintat era at Arsenal.

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