The man expected to usher in an era of exciting new young talent at Arsenal may be leaving the club after less than 14 months.
Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, 46, has been hailed as the man who discovered Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while at Borussia Dortmund.
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Well-connected reporter Raphael Honigstein says Mislintat is frustrated by a change in recruitment policy since Ivan Gazidis left the Emirates Stadium. Gazidis hired Mislintat to use analytics and stats to find diamonds, whereas new head of football Raul Sanllehi prefers to work his own network for players.
His departure would be a shot across the bow of an organization which enjoyed stability under Gazidis and Arsene Wenger for years.