Arsenal have confirmed chief executive Ivan Gazidis, after weeks of speculation, has left the club to join AC Milan. Vinai Venkatesham and Raul Sanllehi have been appointed as managing director and head of football respectively following the expected news that Gazidis has moved to the Serie A giants.
Josh Kroenke, deputy chairman of Arsenal’s majority owner Kroenke Sports and Entertainment UK, has admitted Gazidis will be a loss but he has full confidence in Sanllehi and Venkatesham taking the club forward.
“It has been a pleasure working with Ivan,” he said. “We will miss the wisdom, insight, and energy he brought to our club on a daily basis over the past decade.
“We are confident we have outstanding people in Raul and Vinai, and we look forward to working with them and coach Unai Emery to continue to move the club forward on and off the pitch.”