Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund chief scout
The 45-year-old has been credited with unearthing several of the Bundesliga club's most successful players in recent years, including the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Ousmane Dembele.
“We are delighted that Sven is joining us," said Wenger. "Identifying and developing talent is a core part of our philosophy and Sven has an outstanding track record over many years. We look forward to him taking our existing recruitment approach forwards.”
Arsenal have appointed Mislintat as a replacement for long-serving chief scout
"We would like to thank Steve Rowley for all his hard work over many years for the club," Wenger added.
"He has been a key figure in our recruitment of so many top players and has travelled thousands and thousands of miles, watching hundreds of games for us during his time at the club. We wish him well for the future.”
Dortmund's scout had emerged as one of the most sought-after talent spotters in Europe having achieved a remarkable success rate in Germany.