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Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 17:22
Arsenal have confirmed that Borussia Dortmund's chief Scout Sven Mislintat has joined as the club's new head of recruitment, with him set to start work in December. We're said to be paying Dortmund £1.8 million for his services.

Mislintant, nicknamed "Diamond Eyes", has a great reputation in the game and is said to have been behind the signings of Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphael Guerreiro and Ousmane Dembele, among others. Apparently Bayern Munich were interested in him as well.

Current Chief Scout Steve Rowley, who was given the role in 1996, will be leaving at the end of the season. This latest development comes as a continuation of Ivan Gazidis's promised "behind scenes shake-up", which has seen negotiator Dick Law stepping down and Team Sky legal expert Huss Fahmy being bought in, while we have also been rumoured to be looking to appoint a sporting director, with former Dortmund player/ sporting director Michael Zorc being linked.

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Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 17:26
On the subject of new staff, former Liverpool and Spurs CEO Damien Comolli credited our victory over Spurs to new fitness coach Darren Burgess, saying "I thought Arsenal were really good and the other thing that impressed me during this match was the physical levels of Arsenal. They changed fitness coach this summer, they have an Australian who has arrived who is responsible for their performance, and it is a long time since I have seen an Arsenal side dominate a game physically against another top 6 side like they did.”

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 20:53
What good is having eagle eyes or whatever his f.ucking name is when you've got an owner who couldn't give a f.uck about investing in the team and a manager who constantly fails to land top quality players because he feels the player is overvalued or wants too much wages or only bids an extra £1 or whatever else ... whilst gladly pocketing his £8m a year?

I think Arsenal would be the last club on the planet that I'd go to if I was some wizard scout.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
PKGooner (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 22:10
Good stuff.

When we are getting a new manager in?

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 07:32
According to "ITK's" on Twitter this is part of Gazidis's plan to take power back from Wenger.

Apparently Gazidis wanted Wenger out last summer but Wenger's "people" rallied around and protected him, so Ivan the Terrible is removing those loyal to Wenger. Fingers crossed he is successful in bringing in some kind of sporting director.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
SandyB (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 12:52
Scouts can only bring unknown potentials to develop them into world beaters is the responsibility of manager. If the scout want to bring established player that will cost a lot inflated price also established players of high demand likes to play for the winners, either way keeping Wenger n bringing all these folks is of no use, they will be frustrated n run in couple of years to save their reputations intact.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 13:16
Not exactly true. Wenger still isn't very bad at developing good players. Our pbms have been with scouting as well.
A football brain can be seen in the early stages of a players career as well and is clear theo/ox /gervinho etc don't have a football brain. Our scouting has been woeful for a long time.
Wenger will go in a year more and it's good to get in new ppl when they are available. A bit like ozil. Lot of ppl were saying we spent get him cause we have santi. But it turned out be great in terms of chance creation and santis fitness lately. That ozil hasn't done as much as we would like is a lot down to how wenger has used him (on the wings to accommodate jack and ramsey double pivot) as well and the lack of a forward line with movement in front. Its managers job to get the best of off a player. And scouts job to find them. Not that ozil needed scouting.
We have been struggling in both departments for a long time

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
SandyB (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 15:21
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CazOnARola
Not exactly true. Wenger still isn't very bad at developing good players. Our pbms have been with scouting as well.

Wenger is pi.ss poor in developing players, he didn't develop any players for a very long time.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 15:58
I'd have to say I'm not overly impressed with Wenger's player development abilities in recent years. Using a recent example, Oxlade-Chamberlain was in-and-around our first team for years and years and showed no notable signs of improvement as a player, and I'd guess that may have been at least a small part in his reasons for wanting to leave.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 16:43
Iwobi is Wenger's latest project and he's s.hit.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Bergmars (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 18:40
One word Walcott



A shadow of what we were

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
21 November, 2017 20:53
Denilson was the pinnacle. How long did he persist with him until one day he finally realised ... hold on, this guys f.ucking awful.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
litmus (IP Logged)
23 November, 2017 05:18
Mislintat left due to a fallout with Tuchel, who banned him from getting involved with any dealings with the players at Dortmund.

So I guess thats one (rumoured) manager who is not going to be our next one after AW leaves.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
23 November, 2017 09:04
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BootyDaddy
Denilson was the pinnacle. How long did he persist with him until one day he finally realised ... hold on, this guys f.ucking awful.
How do you explain Lucas or Park?



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
23 November, 2017 15:24
Panic buys.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
23 November, 2017 16:07
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SandyB
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CazOnARola
Not exactly true. Wenger still isn't very bad at developing good players. Our pbms have been with scouting as well.

Wenger is pi.ss poor in developing players, he didn't develop any players for a very long time.
For the quality of players in our pipeline.
Hleb, Cesc, nasri, rvp, alexis (he never nearly scored as many goals) is a decent record. He struggles making average players better. But ppl with a good football brain have generally flourished under him only to be done elsewhere

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Shane (IP Logged)
23 November, 2017 17:22
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Padre Pio
How do you explain Lucas or Park?

Park had to be a commercial signing. He had to be. Seven minutes of Premier League football and it came against Manchester United - the most supported club in Asia by about a billion miles - and during a televised game when we were 2-1 down.

I'm guessing the idea was that we wanted South-East Asians to say, 'Oh look, Arsenal have one of our own playing for them, and if he's playing in a game this big then they must really rate him. Let's go shopping for Arsenal shirts after this'.

Remember when Wenger promised to write a book, filling us in on all the shite we didn't know about? I'm betting that'll be in there somewhere.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
23 November, 2017 20:22
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Shane
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Padre Pio
How do you explain Lucas or Park?

Park had to be a commercial signing. He had to be. Seven minutes of Premier League football and it came against Manchester United - the most supported club in Asia by about a billion miles - and during a televised game when we were 2-1 down.

I'm guessing the idea was that we wanted SouthNorth-East Asians to say, 'Oh look, Arsenal have one of our own playing for them, and if he's playing in a game this big then they must really rate him. Let's go shopping for Arsenal shirts after this'.

Remember when Wenger promised to write a book, filling us in on all the shite we didn't know about? I'm betting that'll be in there somewhere.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
24 November, 2017 00:46
I think he did confirm in one of the interviews later that they owed us some money and they couldn't pay, so we just took park

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
24 November, 2017 07:37
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Bergmars
One word Walcott

Could pick from many examples. I mean, look at Bellerin. He's been in our first team for years now and I don't see him as any better than he was when he broke through at 18. Heading is still poor and crossing is very hit-and-miss, plus he sees to struggle whenever he plays against Leroy Sane.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
25 November, 2017 00:27
To be fair everyone struggles when they come up against Sane.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
26 November, 2017 02:51
Any Head of Recruitment is better than those awful Bozo network of scouts setup by Wenger.

Whatever happened to that Leicester City scout that we signed?



When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
John Maxwell Edmonds



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Re: Sven Mislintat
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
26 November, 2017 02:57
The beginning of the end of Arsene Wenger in July 2018?


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November 25, 2017 , by Aje Oluwaseyi Moses
After the arrival of former Borussia Dortmund chief scout, Sven Mislintat this week, Arsenal are about to make another big announcement in Barcelona’s former Director of Football, Raul Sanllenhi.

The news at the moment seems to be that following Mislintat’s appointment, more of the Arsenal backroom will be undergoing a reshuffle and the announcement of Sanllenhi, according to multiple sources is imminent.

Goal is also reporting that Sanllenhi will be taking the Director of Football role at The Emirates, the same as the role he held while at Barcelona. Arsenal’s current Director of Football, Dick Law was expected to leave the club in September for family/personal reasons according to Sky Sports.

The incoming Arsenal Director of Football was credited for masterminding the Neymar deal to Barcelona and he will be joining Sven Mislintat and hopefully Michael Zorc could also be joining the club soon.

The recent appointments at the club along with the likes of Jens Lehmann and Huss Fahmy joining the club are being seen as part of the transition process in the eventual departure of Arsene Wenger, who still has a year and a half to run on his current contract but it seems the club are getting everything in place for his eventual departure.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
26 November, 2017 10:07
Please be true



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
27 November, 2017 11:47
As if a control freak like Wenger would allow a director of football. He belittled that weasel Gazidis at the mere suggestion of one being required.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
27 November, 2017 21:25
The Bald One is slowly chipping away the foundation of the Wenger to bring him down.
Certainly, there will be resentment on the way that a megalomaniac derided Gazidis on appointing a Director of Football.

And Wenger lost his authority due to our horrendous season start and the team struggling and being left in the dust by Top-4.

I suspect even the Kroenke Family is slowly turning against a loser like a has-been Wenger ... none better example as his loser of a team in LA Rams that is topping their group after a change of Head Coach, a new breathe of fresh air in LA Rams.

That is what Arsenal FC needed, a breathe of fresh air to blow away 21 years of accumulated cobwebs and broken-down furniture.



When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
John Maxwell Edmonds

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 06:47
Barcelona's Director of Football Raül Sanllehí has quit his role at the club after 15 years and we're apparently set to appoint him.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 17:23
Gazidis confirms Raül Sanllehí will be joining as "Head of Football Relations" (lol!) and will start work in February. He also says he believes Sanllehí will help take us to the next level.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 21:01
This is good news. Wenger is most likely gone at the end of season when we finish outside top 4. If he miraculously finish in it, we will get one more boring season and will finish badly. He might even get sacked mid season nedx year

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
SandyB (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 23:05
Like veteran players nowadays these folks also need a retirement home after working hard elsewhere, all of them will retire peacefully under the leadership of Arsene Wenger! (Sm7)

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
30 November, 2017 13:34
Scouts are obsolete these days

Everyone can tell a good player by playing FIFA



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Re: Sven Mislintat
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
30 November, 2017 13:51
Not for buying players like mbappe or value when he went to spurs. Our identification of young talents have been abysmal

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
30 November, 2017 14:14
We identified all the young talent, it's attracting them that has been the issue



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The future is now!!!!!!!

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
MattySadler (IP Logged)
30 November, 2017 15:18
Developing the young talent we already have is a big issue as well.

Gedion Zelalem, as an example, looked like a tremendous talent and was on the fringes of our first team at the start of 2013-14 as a 16 year old and has only drifted further and further away.

Dan Crowley was another highly rated prospect and is now a sub for the fourth bottom Eredivisie side.

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
30 November, 2017 16:51
Both over rated. Passing and physique are different. Zelalem never had any pace which cannot increase by training harder at his age. He also had to bulk up, which even if he did, his piece would anyways be an issue. He was weak defensively. He only had one thing, playing a decent final ball (at his level). I wouldn't put him in the same bracket as a sterlings or even harry kanes who aren't world beats either.

Crowley ridiculously over rated.

The only player we have orifices and screwed up is Jack wilshere.
In almost 6 years, wenger couldn't teach him to release the ball early and not invite challenges when not b necessary.

The players he did develop are hleb/ramsey /rvp/cesc /song over the last decade.

I will take song over xhaka any day

 
Re: Sven Mislintat
tigerline (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 11:27
On the subject of wenger's ability to develop and improve a player's performance, I offer into evidence Theo Walcott's penchant for running offsides ... thereby costing his team possession and scoring chances. A stronger manager would have broken this pup of that silly bad habit long ago. This is not hard. The fastest player in the League does not need that extra step advantage to beat his defender to a lead pass. Yet wenger has NEVER fixed this problem. We still have this stupid Poodlebrain on the books ... looking for another club with a competent manager to take full advantage of his abilities.

What a waste.


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