The departure of Sven Mislintat was an unexpected turn of events that has left a gaping hole in one of Arsenal’s prime departments. Disagreements led to the end of what seemed to be a perfect match-making.
The German recruited the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis Paspastathopoulos and Konstantinos Mavropanos during his stint at the Emirates. There’s no doubt that every single one of these players have proven to be of quality at the very highest level. Thus making the former Dortmund scout’s absence a very tough loss to handle.
Nevertheless, it was a mutual decision. And moreover, the Londoners have been hunting since then for a technical director.
However, their efforts have all been for naught. The Londoners first attempted to sign Sevilla’s Monchi and the deal was reportedly very close until the situation took a wild turn and the Spaniard ended up making a return to the La Liga side. It was soon after that that the Emirates outfit were reportedly after former Gunner Marc Overmars, who disappointed by signing a contract extension at Ajax.
Mislintat’s departure probably seems very heavy at this point. But there might just be some hope as the latest reports from the Mirror suggest that Marseille’s Andoni Zubizarreta could be the solution to. As per the report, Arsenal want make him their technical director.
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The former Cule signed the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neymar Jr., Jordi Alba and many more. Securing Zubizarreta’s services could turn out to be a great improvement in regards to the rebuilding process at North London.
Furthermore, boss Unai Emery has made it no secret that his side are on look-out for a man in charge and has made the situation very apparent.
“We need a sporting director, it’s coming,” Emery insisted.
“The most important thing is my focus with the players in each match. “The club is working and thinking for next season.”
On the other hand, should Zubizarreta also turn down the position, the Gunners will find themselves in a situation where a worthy man for the job could prove to be too tough to spot.