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Arsenal's head of recruitment leaves club after 1 year

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LONDON (AP) Arsenal's head of recruitment is leaving the Premier League club after barely a year in the job.

Sven Mislintat joined Arsenal in December 2017 from Borussia Dortmund but Arsenal says he will be leaving on Feb. 8.

Arsenal did not provide a reason for his departure, with Mislintat saying he is "looking forward to new challenges."

The biggest deal Mislintat oversaw was Arsenal breaking its club record to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund a year ago for 63.75 million euros (then $80 million).

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Updated January 21, 2019

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