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Sven Mislintat
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Club as Coach Arsenal [scout]
  Borussia Dortmund [scout]

2019 07 19 Retrieve

[Sven Mislintat has offered an alarming assessment of Arsenal’s recruitment strategy, with the transfer specialist revealing that broken promises and a change in direction led him away from the club] Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal. It had actually been agreed that I would become technical director, so then I would be around the team on a daily basis. But the new leadership had their own agenda and other candidates. On top of that, we had different approaches. Previously we had a strong systematic approach to transfers, a mixture of watching things live as well as quality data and video analysis. Arsenal actually owns their own data company. That meant that we acted independently, we knew about all markets and players in all positions that came into question. However, the new leadership work more strongly with what they are offered from clubs or agents through their own networks

2019 10 11 Retrieve

[Sven Mislintat says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been billed as the absolute team player] He is one, possibly the only one, of these extraordinary top, top, top strikers who is an absolute team player. A striker like Neymar or Aguero, for example, would never give a penalty to Pepe to score his first goal. It’s vice versa - ‘Come on, I will take this penalty kick, nobody else!’ Auba gave the chance to Pepe. His instinct was, ‘Let’s score and let’s go forward together’. He takes care about his team-mates.

Since he joined Arsenal, he played where he was asked and needed, and so he helped especially Lacazette to adapt to the Premier League. Maybe this attitude costs him to play for clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona but maybe they made a mistake not to go for him. I like his mindset. It is good for a team’s atmosphere

[Mislintat added on Aubameyang’s decision to swap Dortmund for Arsenal] It was clear Auba had to make the next move in his career. There were some rumours he was going to go to China. I thought that was too early a move for him. I knew Auba well and knew he wanted to play for a big side in England or Spain. When I started talking to him, it was obvious it was not about money; it was about a new challenge, to play in the biggest and most competitive league to compete with the best players. And it was about reaching the next level. Today, he is one of a few players who were able to score a substantial number of goals in at least three of the big five leagues

2019 11 09 Retrieve

[Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat on Aubameyang] In the dressing room, he is not arrogant or extroverted. For me, without any doubt, he is one of the best professionals I ever worked with. He is a hard worker, a great athlete. He is always smiling. He is a quiet leader but he really is a leader

Auba is funny. There is sunshine if he is around

2019 11 14 Retrieve

[Former Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal scout Sven Mislintat has backed Barcelona’s out-of-sorts winger Ousmane Dembele, as the Frenchman struggles to make an impression at Camp Nou] Ousmane, like I have said many times before, is in a sense, a bandit. If you understand him and support him, he can help you win games on his own. That helped Dortmund to be successful, but it also means that if he wants to go to Barca, he will do everything to make it happen. And talented players who may have a slightly tricky character barely have a chance to make it to the top, but often these players are real winners

[An experienced operator in the transfer market, he believes the way clubs present themselves in negotiations is skewed, and leads to inaccurate views of players] I find it very unfair that this transfer, which brought sporting success with Ousmane’s big contributions to the cup victory and financial success with a three-digit million profit for the club, is discussed only negatively. Clubs need to stop talking about the bad player and the good club. We as clubs are fighting hard with each other and with players. It’s about winning: the negotiation, the money, the best players to win more games and achieve your goals