Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal’s new transfer set-up will take some getting used to.

Wenger used to have complete control of football operations at the club, but now has a couple of new faces to work with.

The club signed Sven Mislintat as the new head of recruitment and Raul Sanllehi as the new head of football relations in November.

The two replaced Steve Rowley and Dick Law, who had both worked with Wenger for a very long time.

Understandably, it’s going to take some time for everyone to get used to working with each other.

“It is important to find a new balance,” Wenger said, as reported by ESPN.

“For them it’s more difficult than for me because they have to adapt to a new environment, they discover suddenly a different structure.

“At the moment it’s a bit new and unusual because it’s an important period, but we’re not used to working together.”

The new set-up has already seen a new player signed.

Konstantinos Mavropanos was recommended by Mislintat, and signed very quickly.

With more people involved in the transfer process, Wenger now has more meetings to attend.

However, while it’s difficult for him, he feels it’s even harder for Mislintat.

“That’s why I said I have no time to take care of my charges because I have meetings with them to talk about problems and how we can make it all work,” he said.

“Because for Sven, it’s important to know all the scouts. We have a big scouting system so he has to meet everybody and to explain all how it works.

“That’s why it’s very time consuming at the moment.”

The hope is that the three will be able to work well together to streamline Arsenal’s transfer process.

Mislintat is already giving recommendations to the club, while Sanhelli starts work at the club in February.

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