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Sven Mislintat’s possible replacement breaks silence on Arsenal link

Roma sporting director Monchi has recently been linked with Arsenal as a possible replacement of Sven Mislintat who is leaving the club.

Earlier this week Arsenal confirmed that MIslintat has decided to leave the club after just 14 months as their head of recruitment.

And now Arsenal are assessing potential candidates to become their new technical director.

Monchi, who worked closely alongside Unai Emery at Sevilla, is reportedly at the top of Arsenal’s shortlist and the Spaniard admits he is flattered to be linked with the club.

“I know my name is being associated with Arsenal but I am concentrating on my job with Roma,” Monchi told The Sun. However it is a pleasure being linked with a club like Arsenal – but it is not first time that happens.’

The 50-year-old has also been linked with taking up a similar position at Barcelona earlier this season.

Yesterday’s most read news from Nantes players’ mysterious disappearance in his private jet to Arsenal intentions of replacing Petr Cech