Sven Mislintat’s Arsenal future in doubt with reports former midfielder Edu to join as sporting director

Sven Mislintat's Arsenal future in doubt with reports former midfielder Edu to join as sporting director

Sources in Germany claim Bayern Munich could be interested in hiring Mislintat, whose appointment in November 2017 was heralded as a coup for Arsenal.

Should Mislintat leave, then Arsenal would have lost former manager Arsene Wenger, Gazidis and the German in under a year.

Telegraph Sport attempted to contact Mislintat, but he did not respond. A source close to Arsenal said: “There have been rumours around the club for some time that Mislintat is leaving.”

Edu played for Arsenal between 2001 and 2005 making a total of 127 appearances before moving to Valencia and, in 2010 back to his first team in his native Brazil, Corinthians. A year later he took up a director of football role with Corinthians and has since become technical director of the Brazil national team.

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