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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.

Arsene Wenger could sign new deal by the end of the week 0

Posted on January 22, 2014 by David Nugent

According to ESPN, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could sign a new deal with the club by the end of the week. The 62-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and there was speculation about his future in the summer.

However, with the Gunners riding high in the Premier League table it now looks like the Frenchman is prepared to commit his future to the Gunners. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has reportedly travelled to England to finalise a new three-year-deal for the Gunners boss believed to be worth £24million.

Arsenal appoint new Youth Academy manager 0

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Dutch coach Andries Jonker has agreed to take over as Arsenal Youth Academy manager from next summer, the Premier League side announced on their official website. The 51-year-old takes over the reigns from Liam Brady, who has decided to withdraw from the post.

The Gunners produced quite a coup by signing one of world’s top experts on youth development, who has been behind a long line of talents produced in the Netherlands. He has spent seven years in charge of various youth squads within the Dutch FA and also acted as a technical manager for the KNVB.

Ivan Gazidis: ‘Ozil deal the result of financial strategy’ 1

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed how the club’s record signing Mesut Ozil joining this summer was because of years of good money-management.

The German international joined Arsenal for £42.4M, which smashed the previous transfer record nearly three-fold, and has also smashed the wage structure at the club.

‘The signing of Ozil for a club record fee is a significant step for us. It was a direct result of all the hard work we have put in over recent years to build the commercial capability of the club to deliver the consistent revenues and financial strength required to compete for the world’s best players.’ – Ivan Gazidis.

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