Sven Mislintat is one of the names in the frame for the sports director role at RB Leipzig.
When Mislintat left Arsenal there were rumours he would look to stay in England but those have settled with the passing of time.
Now, the German is being linked with a move back home, however, he is just one of a few names on the list including Jonas Doldt who is said to be the favourite for the role.
There had also been reports that the transfer guru would be heading to Bayern Munich, but the German giants quickly dismissed those rumours.
There has certainly been a lot of misinformation around Mislintat’s Arsenal departure with the club seemingly trying to get ahead of the ill-feeling it generated amongst fans.
There were media reports that Unai Emery was exasperated with Mislintat for not doing all he could to land James Rodriguez which was a fanciful story for a number of reasons. A number of reporters have also seemingly been fed lines by the club with stories emerging of Mislintat’s ‘lone wolf’ tendencies.
Whatever went on behind the scenes, none of it has been a good look for Arsenal.
Writing in an excellent piece about the state of Arsenal, Hytner says, “The sense of unease has been swelled by the looming loss of Aaron Ramsey to Juventus as a free agent at the end of the season for reasons that are impossible to disconnect from finance.
“Then, there is Sven Mislintat, the head of recruitment, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund in November 2017. He has grown so frustrated that he has decided to quit; he is expected to leave after the closure of the January window.”
Monchi is the favourite to arrive at Arsenal to fulfill the role Mislintat was supposed to get.