The Aaron Ramsey saga seems to be something that will just never end, and we don’t know what we’ve done to deserve it. Sure, the Welshman deserves to try and fight for what he believes he’s worth, but that doesn’t really help matters when you consider that barely anyone else thinks he’s worth the £250,000 a week that he’s reportedly proposing. Sure, he’s a great midfielder to have on the books, but he almost certainly isn’t worth a quarter of a million pounds every seven days. That, in our mind, is baffling.
Ivan Gazidis has resigned from his position as the Arsenal CEO, the club have confirmed. His departure was an object of speculation throughout the summer, and the saga has finally reached its end as he will now take that same position in Italy at AC Milan.
Gazidis has issued a message to the fans in which he revealed he felt privileged to have been a part of the club for 10 years. He believes he has done his best to prepare Arsenal for a new chapter of its history, leaving them with ‘world-class facilities and outstanding leaders’, and he has expressed huge faith in manager Unai Emery, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and chief commercial officer Vinai Venkatesham.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been linked with a move to Italian club AC Milan, and ironically enough, it seems as if the club are already trying to use Ivan Gazidis in order to bring him over. The Welshman continues to be embroiled in these contract talks that have everyone talking, kind of in the same way that Jack Wilshere did. As was the case then and as is the case now, we have one very simple viewpoint – just get it over and done with.
We’re all used to star players being linked with other clubs because that’s just part of the game. Sometimes these issues are resolved pretty quickly and sometimes they drag out for months, but one way or another, it’s something most of us have prepared ourselves for. Now, with that being said, you don’t expect the same kind of treatment to come when it’s involving your chief executive.
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.
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.
As reported by Daily Mirror, AC Milan forward Andre Silva is a target for Arsene Wenger heading into the summer transfer window, although there seems to be competition from an unexpected club – Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 22-year-old Portuguese superstar has been on the radar of many top European clubs for quite some time now, and as it turns out, the Gunners are a part of that list. Ironically enough Silva recently visited the Emirates as an opposition player, which could’ve actually helped Arsenal’s case as they continue to go in search of Champions League football.
The standard March international break is right around the corner, as players from around the world travel back to their homeland in order to engage in some relatively pointless friendlies. Of course, the media will try and make you believe that they mean more than that, but we all know they’re used as ‘World Cup warm-ups’ and nothing more.
They’ve been publically vilified as an idea for years and years now, and rightly so. They don’t really offer any kind of productivity other than ticket sales for the matches, and when you examine what it’ll do to teams like Arsenal, it becomes even more infuriating.
I am usually very sceptical about Arsenal in general. Too many times the Gunners have flattered to deceive in recent seasons. However, I have to say Arsene Wenger’s team produced an encouraging display against AC Milan on Thursday night.
The 3-1 win on the night meant that the team from north London went through to the last eight of the competition with a 5-1 aggregate win, which in all fairness did flatter the Gunners.
Looking very lively
Arsenal recorded a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League last 16 second leg, to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate.
The visitors came close to enjoying a dream start within the first minute, but Andre Silva’s effort from Fabio Borini’s cross was off-target. On five minutes, the Gunners had their first sight of goal, as defender Laurent Koscielny headed over from Henrik Mkhitaryan’s corner kick.
The Gunners experienced an injury blow on 11 minutes, as Koscielny sustained an injury and Calum Chambers replaced the French international. Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was called into action on 26 minutes, as the youngster did well to keep out a near-post effort from Danny Welbeck.