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Milan want Torreira on loan 0

Posted on June 23, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

AC Milan seem to have their sights properly set on signing Lucas Torreira from Arsenal. It has been no secret that their new manager, Marco Giampaolo, would love to be reunited with the player he used to coach at Sampdoria, and Milan are determined to do their best to try and fulfill his wish.

For their part, Arsenal are reluctant to part ways with their £26 million investment, and understandably so, given that he was among the first and most prominent signings under manager Unai Emery. Therefore, if any club are going to even hope to prize Torreira away from the Emirates, they must be prepared to fork out a hefty sum.

Leaving Arsenal: Sven Mislintat 0

Posted on February 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Sven Mislintat has ended his time with Arsenal today (Friday). It’s practically impossible to predict where the club will go from here as a number of reports list the likes of former Gunner Marc Overmars and AS Roma’s director of football Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, known around the football world as Monchi.

Together with the former CEO Ivan Gazidis and the current director of football Raul Sanllehi, Mislintat began a sort of revolution at Arsenal, which began in earnest with the dismissal of manager Arsene Wenger after 22 years.

AC Milan back in for Ramsey 0

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Harry Kettle

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.

It’s not that big of a deal 0

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Ivan Gazidis has finally walked through the back door of the Emirates for what will likely be the last time, joining AC Milan in the process as their new chief executive. While the saga didn’t actually go on for that long in the public eye, it certainly turned a lot of heads throughout the course of the last few weeks. Some people feel as if this is a really big moment for the Gunners and the history books, but others, correctly, realise that Ivan Gazidis didn’t actually do that much or accomplish all too much throughout the course of his time with the club.

BREAKING NEWS: Gazidis resigns 0

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

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.

Will Gazidis leaving effect Emery? 0

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The rumours surrounding Ivan Gazidis continue to plague the headlines for Arsenal fans, as their chief executive appears to be on the verge of packing up and leaving for AC Milan over in Italy. We’ve spoken about how we should just try and ignore the whole thing, but that’s easier said than done for people who are close to the situation. Of course, one man above all others who will find it incredibly difficult to ignore what’s going on is manager Unai Emery, because he’s right in the thick of it.

Avoiding the Gazidis ordeal 0

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Harry Kettle

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.

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.

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