Arsenal are reportedly set to appoint Michael Zorc as their sporting director.

According to the Mirror, Zorc is set to come on board as Arsenal’s new sporting director as the club continue to shake things up behind the scenes.

The former Borussia Dortmund player has been credited with developing Marco Reus for his ex-club, where he’s been working in a similar role since he quit playing.

The 55-year-old will take over from Head Scout Steve Rowley, who is set to remain at Arsenal to take part in ‘specific projects’.

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MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 24: Sporting director Michael Zorc of Dortmund looks on prior to the DFB Cup match between 1. FC Magdeburg and Borussia Dortmund at MDCC-Arena on October 24, 2017 in Magdeburg, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Having Zorc on our side could be massively beneficial in a couple of ways. Firstly, he’s obviously accomplished at finding and developing talent and, secondly, his appointment means that Arsene Wenger has step back slightly. At the moment, it appears that the Frenchman still attempts to take everything on himself when most clubs have director of football, which Arsenal doesn’t. Not yet at least.

By having a sporting director with Zorc’s reputation on board, hopefully the boss will feel it’s alright to loosen his grip a bit.

If the reports are true, it seems that Arsenal are planning a raid on Dortmund’s backroom staff since they’re also said to be trying to bring Sven Mislintat over to become chief scout.