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Gazidis informs Arsenal of AC Milan offer 0

Posted on August 01, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As exclusively reported by The Telegraph, Arsenal have been informed of AC Milan’s intention to hire current Gunners’ CEO Ivan Gazidis. The club have therefore started preparing for his departure and they are confident of their ability to make the transition seamless.

The final decision hasn’t been made yet. However, Gazidis has himself informed the club of the offer presented to him by the Rossoneri, and his departure has become a very realistic prospect. Meanwhile, Emery recently said he hopes the club’s chief executive would remain a part of Arsenal.

Emery hopes Gazidis stays and expresses support for Özil 0

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to multiple reports, Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis is set to leave the club and join AC Milan as their executive director in September. Sky in Italy claim things have already started rolling in that direction.

Gazidis has been with Arsenal since 2008, and along with Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi, he was seen as one of the main driving forces in the club’s transition from the Arsene Wenger era to a fresh future with Unai Emery. Now, however, it seems his involvement with the club is about to come to an end, and manager Unai Emery hopes it doesn’t turn out that way.

The summer transfer kitty to be increased by £20million 0

Posted on May 28, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to the Telegraph, Stan Kroenke has decided to make extra £20million available for transfers this summer.

It had been initially announced that the club’s transfer kitty would amount to £50million plus any income generated by player sales, but now that sum has gone up to £70million. A small increase, but a welcome one, nevertheless.

Money aside, the first signing of the Unai Emery era might come as a free transfer. The contract of Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner is about to expire and at Arsenal they believe the presence of the Switzerland captain would bring some much needed leadership qualities to the back line, as Laurent Koscielny remains unavailable at least until November. The team captain suffered knee ligament damage in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.

Gazidis to recommend Arteta for manager 0

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis is set to recommend Mikel Arteta for the manager spot to Stan Kroenke once Arsene Weger leaves at the end of the season, according to a Sky Sports report.

The former Arsenal captain has a growing reputation of bringing something new to the table and has some coaching experience, having worked with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. According to Gazidis, Arsenal need a bold choice and Arteta is a man that possesses the quality to bring success to the Emirates.

Arsenal Supporters Trust step up ‘Wenger Out’ campaign 2

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The talks surrounding the future of Arsene Wenger at the Emirates have been ongoing for longer than most fans would’ve realised, but as reported by Sky Sports, things could finally be taking a step in the right direction for those who want a change at the top of Arsenal Football Club.

In the wake of the club’s humiliating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion, which was the Gunners’ fourth straight loss in all competitions, members of the Arsenal Supporters Trust held their annual meeting in London as they discussed what is quickly becoming a disastrous campaign.

Keeping star duo a statement of ambition according to Gazidis 0

Posted on September 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, keeping Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez this summer is a statement of ambition from the north London club. The pair both have less than 12 months left on their contracts in north London.

In truth, though, Arsenal would have sold Sanchez to Manchester City if they could have signed French winger Thomas Lemar on deadline day.

Gazidis is quoted by the Express as saying: “It was a clear statement of our ambitions and should help refute suggestions we are just about the money. That is simply nonsense.”

Arsenal appoint Team Sky chief Huss Fahmy to handle contract negotiations 1

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have continued their restructuring behind the scenes with the appointment of Team Sky chief Huss Famhy to aid manager Arsene Wenger in contract negotiations for the players, reports the Daily Mail.

With Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wojciech Szczesny and Jack Wilshere having just 12 months left on their respective deals, the club have acted to provide support for Wenger as there’s been a clear breakdown with contracts.

Famhy will initially negotiate deals with the youth side but he’s expected to move up to the first-team eventually. The new arrival will work with transfer negotiator Dick Law and the pair have their work cut out this summer given the players who could be leaving.

Gunners join chase for OGC Nice star 0

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal face a difficult challenge in their efforts to land the OGC Nice highly-rated star Jean Michael Sari.

According to various reports from British press, initialised by the Guardian, the Ivorian midfielder who had a blistering season with French Ligue 1 outfit has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and club chief Ivan Gazidis were pictured at Cote D’Azur airport in Nice, with reports swirling about a move for AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

Arsenal allocated just 32,000 tickets for FA Cup semi-final 0

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed that the North London club have been informed by the English FA that they will be allocated approximately 32,000 for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The Gunners edged closer to defending the trophy won last season as they recorded an impressive away win over Manchester United, thus becoming the 5/6 favourites to win the FA Cup title for the second year in a row.

As a result, the club chiefs expect a huge travelling support when Arsenal face either Bradford or Reading in the semi-final at Wembley on 18/19 April, but it appears that not all Gunners fans will be able to attend the high-profile clash.

Arsene Wenger a tough act to follow according to Gazidis 0

Posted on October 14, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes that replacing veteran boss Arsene Wenger will be the clubs biggest challenge in the future. The Frenchman recently celebrated 18 years in charge of the Gunners, but will of course eventually need to be replaced at the helm.


Gazidis told the clubs official website: “So much of the attention on a football club is around an individual and that’s very understandable at Arsenal because we have a giant who’s managing us. Arsene has been a fantastic driver and has put the club in a great, great position.

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