Arsenal opinion: Emery should win the race for Paul Mitchell
Sky Sports has reported that Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in a move for RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell. The Leipzig chief has been impeccable for the
It shows exactly why the Premier League’s biggest sides are after him but it’s Mitchell’s time at Tottenham that has attracted the giants. The former Southampton and Tottenham head of recruitment enjoyed a very successful spell in England before moving to Germany in February 2018.
Since then, RB Leipzig
In England, he produced the likes of Dele Alli, Sadio Mane and Kieran Trippier among various other stars. All three of the mentioned stars play regular football at the highest level in England, with Mane inching towards a potential Premier League title.
For Arsenal, that is a business model that they really need right now. They’ve lost Sven Mislintat and he has since joined
But the super scout’s impact is very visible, with him playing a big role in adding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira, and Sokratis among others. But replacing him has proved to be a very tough job for Arsenal.
Their top targets were Monchi and Marc Overmars, but that clearly hasn’t gone their way. While Monchi re-joined Sevilla, former Arsenal man Overmars has instead opted to stay with current side Ajax in the hope of building an empire at the Dutch club.
Paul Mitchell, on the other hand, is the polar opposite
This blend in modern-day football is very rare. Mislintat had it and the North London side made a mistake in letting him go. But they cannot make the same with Mitchell.
With his contract at RB Leipzig winding down and with both Manchester United and Chelsea also in the race, Arsenal have to push hard to get this man.
The Gunners need someone to fill that role and who better than yet another super-scout.
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