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The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
09 November, 2017 20:16
It’s been a battle that has been simmering under the surface at Arsenal for some time now.
On one side you have chief executive Ivan Gazidis who wants to bring the club into a more modern way of thinking, but on the other you have Arsene Wenger - a manager firmly entrenched in the way he does things and who has the unequivocal backing of the owner.

Towards the end of last season it was clear that the pair did not see eye to eye, with Wenger publicly mocking Gazidis’ plan to appoint a director of football as part of his ‘catalyst for change’ projct.
The likes of Marc Overmars had been sounded out, with Ajax even starting to put plans in place for his departure, so convinced were they in Arsenal’s interest - but in the end the director of football plans were scrapped.

Wenger got his way, things stayed as they were and the Arsenal boss signed his new two-year contract to extend his stay in north London.
It was seen as a huge kick in the teeth for Gazidis and a victory for Wenger - but recently the signs are that Gazidis is slowly beginning to get his way - albeit with a bit of compromise.

A new sporting director is set to be appointed at the Emirates according to the Mirror, who will help oversee negotiations, transfers and contracts.
Raul Sanllehi, the current director of football at Barcelona and a close friend of Gazidis, has been heavily tipped to take on the role once he leaves the Camp Nou at the end of his contract in December.

The new man will take on the duties being relinquished by Dick Law, a staunch ally of Wenger who has been chief transfer negotiator at Arsenal for the past decade.

The appointment will follow on from the arrival of legal and commercial expert Huss Fahmy from cycling heavyweights Team Sky, who Gazidis brought in during the summer.

And chief scout Steve Rowley - who has worked alongside Wenger ever since the Frenchman arrived in north London - is also on the brink of leaving the Gunners.

Arsenal insist that Rowley’s future is still to be decided, but according to the Daily Mail he is on the verge of quitting as he believes he has been made a scapegoat for the club’s recent failings in the transfer market.

The report claims that Arsenal will be ‘beefing up their analytics operation’ to modernise the way they approach their transfer dealings and that Rowley’s imminent departure suggests Gazidis is getting his way at last.

[www.football.london]

Yes, rightly or wrongly, both Dick Law and Steve Rowley must go.
Our scouting network and last-ditch negotiations are horrendous for the past decade.

Next to go, another yes-man in Steve Boulds?



When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
John Maxwell Edmonds

 
Re: The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
SandyB (IP Logged)
09 November, 2017 22:53
You believe in tooth fairies?

 
Re: The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
litmus (IP Logged)
10 November, 2017 05:01
The Raul Sanllehi stories just refuses to go away.

I thought one of the Milan clubs was interested to get him in. This guy is a strong characte; its not like Arsenal to bring in someone who actually make things happen and steps on people's toes in the process.

Maybe its true, that's why people like Dick Law and Steve Rowley are looking at leaving.

 
Re: The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
10 November, 2017 21:26
Quote:
litmus
The Raul Sanllehi stories just refuses to go away.
I thought one of the Milan clubs was interested to get him in. This guy is a strong characte; its not like Arsenal to bring in someone who actually make things happen and steps on people's toes in the process.

Maybe its true, that's why people like Dick Law and Steve Rowley are looking at leaving.

His contract expires in December and by January we will certainly know the situation and how many player(s) will be leaving and coming in. Quite a defining January Transfer Window 2018.

 
Re: The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 21:15
[www.football.london]

Our new Director of Operations, Raul Sanllehi, Gazidis right-hand man starting work in Feb 2018.



When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
John Maxwell Edmonds

 
Re: The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
younghansolo (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 21:39
After the transfer window what shame

 
Re: The Bald One finally grew a pair of balls?
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 22:03
The club paving the way for AW's exit at the end of the season...


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