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Arsenal consider shock appointment of former Tottenham employee

Arsenal are considering the appointment of Tottenham Hotspur’s former Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell, according to the Times.

The Gunners looked set to land Monchi following his departure from AS Roma, however, he instead returned to Sevilla.

The north London club have now turned their attention elsewhere in their search for a new technical director.

Arsenal consider appointing Tottenham’s former Head of Recruitment

Lucas Torreira

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal pats Lucas Torreira of Arsenal on the back after being sent off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Paul Mitchell proved to be a resounding failure at Spurs bringing in the likes of Clinton N’Jie, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Vincent Janssen.

Having formerly worked with Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton, his second stint under the Argentine proved very unsuccessful.

However, the Gunners could give Mitchell another chance in English football by bringing him to the Emirates.

He is currently working in Germany with RB Leipzig and has also been linked with Manchester United.

Arsenal face a race against time to appoint a new technical director with the summer transfer window fast approaching.

They have already missed out on Monchi and Marc Overmars, who signed a new contract with AFC Ajax.

Monchi’s explains why he rejeceted Arsenal

FERRARA, ITALY – APRIL 21: Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo aka as Monchi Sporting Director of AS Roma looks on prior the beginning of the serie A match between Spal and AS Roma at Stadio Paolo Mazza on April 21, 2018 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

Monchi explained:

“I thank Arsenal for their interest.

“It has been the club that has shown the most interest in me but, in the end, I evaluated all of the offers I had on the table and I chose the one that convinced me most.

“I had other options, and very important ones that were flashier, but I’ve chosen Seville because its sporting project convinced me.

“Many people outside of Seville have told me that I’ve made the wrong choice, that sequels are never good. I’ve evaluated all of this.”


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