Arsenal confirm Sven Mislintat will leave the club in February

Arsenal to part ways with Sven Mislintat

Arsenal have, on Monday the 21st of January confirmed that Sven Mislintat will leave the club on February 8th, 2019.

Sven had been Arsenal’s head of recruitment since December of 2017.

During his time at Arsenal Sven has helped Arsenal secure some top talent, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is the Gunners current top scorer.

Sven also signed Sokratis from his former club Borussia Dortmund.

Also, the German helped secure the signings of Lucas Torerria and Matteo Guendouzi, two of the most talented young midfielders currently in the Premier League.

On his time at Arsenal, Sven had this 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.” As quoted by Arsenal’s official website.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Barcelona close to signing Denis Suarez replacement?

While Sven is set to leave Arsenal in February, he may still yet help the Gunners secure one more signing.

Arsenal have been linked with Barcelona’s Denis Suarez for much of the January window.

Now, according to the Mirror, with Barcelona said to be close to signing Kevin-Prince Boateng, the door is open for Suarez to join Arsenal.

It is also being reported that Arsenal’s move for Suarez in the winter window will only be a loan. But the Gunners will have an option to buy come the summer.

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