Arsenal confirmed in a statement on Monday that their head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, had opted to leave the club.
The Swede joined the Gunners back in 2017, and his capture was heralded as a new dawn for the club, who had lagged behind their rivals in the transfer market.
Sven Mislintat was renown for his work at Borussia Dortmund where he worked expertly on a tight budget to recruit the likes of Christian Pulisic, Shinji Kagawa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, Arsenal confirmed that the Swede would be at the club for just two more weeks and thanked him for his service.
“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,” the statement read. “We wish him every success for the future and thank him for his extremely hard work on behalf of Arsenal.”
Sven Mislintat has also sent a farewell to the club: ‘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.’