Arsenal will make official on Tuesday the signing of Barcelona's director of football Raul Sanllehi, who leaves his role at Camp Nou after 15 years.
SPORT.es revealed conversations were underway between Sanllehi and Arsenal last month. Sanllehi will join the English club after the appointment of Sven Mislintat, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, as the new head of recruitment.
Sanllehi will bring all his experience to the table and will get working with Mislintat during the January transfer window.
Arsenal hope that he will be able to repeat some of the work he did with Barça, as he was key in the deals to bring both Neymar and Luis Suarez to the club.
Mislintat and Sanllehi replace the work previously done by Dick Law, who has been unable to tie Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez down to new contract.
Both the German and Chilean international's terms expire next summer and they will be free to leave the club if they do not renew.