Ivan Gazidis


#706

This is deffo happening.

I guess it’s fine if he leaves after a while I guess. Still makes zero sense but whatever.


#707

We’ve moved from selling players to selling club officials, Progress.


#708

Is it possible to find a competent CEO with expirience in such a short notice… feek we r doomed lads


#709

I’d imagine unless Ivan is a snake this has been percolating for a bit so we have had at least some time to start lining up people… not ideal at this stage of the season though.


#710

His jobs done as far as I’m concerned, we seem to have decent footballing people in the right positions at the moment and a negotiation team that can finally get a deal done. Most of this wasn’t true for the majority of his tenure, whether that falls to him or Wenger I don’t really care. I’m sure there are competent CEO’s out there that can carry on this glorious post-Wenger reformation.


#711

Right. Don’t shoot the messenger.

I asked if Gazidis is done as reported by Sky. I was told. “It’s close” “Wenger already gone”.

Blimey.


#712

We don’t need one to do anything until Jan anyway. Be grand.


#713

CEO? At short notice? #WelcomeArsene #ReturnOfTheKing #kony2012


#714

#715

That is interesting to hear. Its true that they usually print any old shite so it does make you wonder why they’re all totally quiet on this when there’s a lot of chatter elsewhere.


#716

Is there any reason for the British press to know anything? I doubt these kind of moves are Milan makes an official bid to the Arsenal transfer department kind of thing. Any Arsenal sources they have could know nothing.


#717

I think Gazidis is with the team in Singapore also, i read he talked about ozil in one of his press conferences.


#718

Yeah, all signs point to bullshit… but it’s probably not out of the realm of possibility.


#719

#720

The Italian newspapers tend to talk a lot of shit just to sell more copies.


#721

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick has issued the following statement:

“We are aware of the speculation surrounding our chief executive Ivan Gazidis. We know he receives many offers from organisations inside and outside the game as he’s a hugely respected figure. He has never accepted any of these opportunities and has never spoken about them publicly. He has always been fully committed to taking Arsenal forward and is currently working hard in Singapore with our new head coach Unai Emery as we prepare for the new season.”


#722

Well there you go


#723

Doesn’t really shut it down completely though does it?

Let’s see I guess.


#724

Yeah, seems a bit of a statement for statement’s sake. There isn’t even a line saying they believe he’ll stay at Arsenal. If anything, I think it adds more fuel and opens it more.


#725

He’s definitely off after that statement IMO.