Complete speculation in that article about a DOF. The best leap you could make is Gazidis potentially trying to be a Dein. It’ll probably happen once Wenger goes but there’s nothing to say that one will just turn up and then Wenger will be forced to go because of it.
If it’s true that he’s making these moves then fair play to him. He’s the CEO of a big organisation which has something like 500 employees, so he’s in charge of way more than just 25 players and their contracts but being the top man at a football club means people’s perception of him will always be based on how effectively the football side of it runs more than how much he can get Carlsberg to pay to build a lounge.
At least if he learns more about the role he’ll be better placed to identify a director in the future. And I guess a coach too.