Marseille sporting director Zubizarreta ‘tempted to join Arsenal’

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Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta tempted to leave Ligue 1 side to join Arsenal

  • Former Spain goalkeeper is currently sporting director at Ligue 1 side Marseille 
  • Sven Mislintat left his position as Arsenal’s head of recruitment earlier this year
  • Andoni Zubizarreta is reportedly ready to quit Marseille and move to Arsenal

Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubziaretta is reportedly tempted to quit the Ligue 1 club and move to Arsenal.

The Gunners are on the hunt for a new technical director following the departure of head of recruitment Sven Mislintat earlier this year.

They missed out on former Roma chief Monchi, who snubbed a move to north London in favour of a return to Sevilla.

Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubziaretta is reportedly tempted to quit and join Arsenal

Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubziaretta is reportedly tempted to quit and join Arsenal

They are on the hunt for a new technical director following the departure of Sven Mislintat

They are on the hunt for a new technical director following the departure of Sven Mislintat

But, according to French newspaper L’Equipe, Zubizarreta is ready to hop across the Channel and join Unai Emery’s revolution.

The former Spain goalkeeper moved to the Ligue 1 side in 2016, at the same time as manager Rudi Garcia.

But it’s claimed he is bored at the French club and has grown weary at Marseille’s failure to close the gap on Paris Saint-Germain and the other teams above them.

According to reports in France, Zubizarreta is ready to join Unai Emery's revolution at Arsenal

According to reports in France, Zubizarreta is ready to join Unai Emery’s revolution at Arsenal

Arsenal missed out on former Roma chief Monchi (right), who opted for a return to Sevilla

Arsenal missed out on former Roma chief Monchi (right), who opted for a return to Sevilla

According to L’Equipe, the 57-year-old sporting director has begun to make his feelings known to people within the club.

Marseille currently sit fifth in Ligue 1, 32 points off league leaders PSG following a 2-2 draw with Angers at home on Saturday.

Mislintat, meanwhile, left Arsenal in February, only 14 months after moving to north London from Borussia Dortmund.

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