first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Feb 2019 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link319Shares Sven Mislintat is leaving Arsenal as their head of recruitment (Getty Images)But according to the BBC, Thomas Tuchel personally opposed PSG’s decision to let Nkunku join Arsenal as he wanted the 21-year-old, who has made only 16 appearances this season, to stay at the club for the rest of the campaign.Tuchel also had a major bust-up with Mislintat during their time together at Borussia Dortmund, and the BBC report that PSG and Tuchel’s reluctance to let Nkunku leave could have been ‘politically motivated’ as Mislintat was involved in Arsenal’s pursuit.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTuchel banned Mislintat from the Dortmund training ground and instructed him not to speak to players or coaching staff following a row over the potential signing of Oliver Torres from Atletico Madrid.Mislintat is due to leave his role as Arsenal’s head of recruitment on February 8.Arsenal, meanwhile, could revive their interest in Nkunku in the summer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Sven Mislintat a factor in Arsenal’s failed bid to sign Christopher Nkunku from Paris Saint-Germain Christopher Nkunku was wanted by Arsenal in January (Getty Images)Sven Mislintat’s poor relationship with Thomas Tuchel played a part in Arsenal’s failure to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Christopher Nkunku, according to reports.Arsenal had held extensive talks with the French champions over a loan deal for Nkunku but failed to reach an agreement before Thursday’s 11pm transfer deadline.The Gunners were heavily restricted in the January window as they were unable to spend money on transfer fees, meaning that they were forced to negotiate loan deals with options to purchase this summer.Unai Emery wanted Arsenal’s hierarchy to bolster his midfield options but saw the club lose out in their attempts to sign Ivan Perisic, Yannick Carrasco and Nkunku.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn Nkunku’s case, Arsenal’s efforts to sign the player were complicated by several factors as PSG wanted the midfielder to extend his contract for another year in order to protect his value. Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img

Sven Mislintat a factor in Arsenal’s failed bid to sign Christopher Nkunku from Paris Saint-Germain

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