Sven Mislintat has suggested how Arsenal’s approach to transfers has changed since his departure earlier this year.
The German spent 14 months as the Gunners’ head of recruitment before leaving the club in February.
Former Borussia Dortmund chief Mislintat claims he was offered the technical director’s role at the Emirates before a changes within the hierarchy saw Arsenal go down a different route.
“Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal,” Mislintat told 11Freunde via Arseblog.
“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.”