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17 Sep 2018 15:11:45
Apparently Gazidis is leaving, will we really miss him. I know he eventually held the door open for wenger but that was at least two years too late. We also have increased revenue but by a smaller percentage than our rivals. I don't think he will be missed, the problem may arise, with who replaces him. I doesn't seem that we are trying too hard to keep him.

{Ed002's Note - Trying hard is not really the issue Steve, his question to himself is "am I done"?}

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17 Sep 2018 16:30:42
Or does he want a payrise Ed02.

{Ed002's Note - It is time to move on I would think Steve. There is also a much bigger picture that might well be worth considering when you are laying in bed tonight thinking of Ivan Gazidis.

Milan is currently in the hands of Vulture Capitalists (Elliott Management) who have taken control of the holding company (Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux) as one of the repayments for a loan debt was not made in time. Although they do not have full ownership of the club they do have full control and have committed a fixed figure for investment with a view to putting it back on a firm footing and then selling at a profit. They immediately began a cull which saw the Chief Executive Marco Fassone removed, Massimiliano Mirabelli sacked and Leonardo installed as Sporting Director. They also told Gennaro Gattuso that he would leave after the US tour they were on at the time by which time a legal matter concerning his replacement would be resolved. However, when Leonardo arrived he did not know that Gattuso had been told he would leave and immediately fought to reverse the decision which resulted in a one off payment being made to the replacement who was lined up, and some very red faces.

Regardless, they still need a new Chief Executive to replace Fassone. Ivan Gazidis is top of the list and one who might do a very good job there. He will be attractive given Paul Singer knows IG well, he worked with the MLS for a long time and critically he has successful experience in Europe. Against it would be whether or not IG has decided that he has done everything necessary at Arsenal and that it will likely only be a two year deal as the club will undoubtedly be sold - unless a little something else were to happen. Even if he feels he has Arsenal in a good position, he may want to stay at the helm for a while, or perhaps he will want a new challenge? But I rather expect the move to Milan. In terms of the something else that could happen, there is a good chance that Alisher Usmanov could be looking for a club to buy in full and whilst Newcastle is available in the Premier League I am not aware of any interest being shown at this time, or any approach to Mike Ashley. However, it is not out of the question that he could join Gazidis in Milan after spending the past 6 months mulling over the move. There is another high end Italian side that is "sort of" available and that is seen as an option by Usmanov.}

17 Sep 2018 16:41:25
Thanks for the info Ed, that would look like a bit of betrayal wouldn't it, joining usminov.

{Ed002's Note - The other way around though Steve - I did post this before.}

17 Sep 2018 16:51:17
If he goes Ed, do you think a reason why we aren't falling over trying to keep him, is josh kronke.

{Ed002's Note - At that level of the business folks come and go, once they indicate they want to move on businesses do not fall over themselves. I don't know if JK would be the best option for the club nor if he would want such a significant shift in focus.}

17 Sep 2018 17:16:44
Agree Ed, i'm not sure it is either but it wouldn't surprise me to see JK take over from Gazidis.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal know what is coming, so they will have to be making plans. There will certainly be some negotiation involved over when he departs and when he can start a new role - and that will largely be amicable and used to perhaps cement relationships. It would make sense to have someone with a very good working knowledge of business in the UK/Europe and with extensive experience to me - after all, he (or she) will effectively be running the business. No doubt they will be taking advice from specialists about this already - I would put aside any thoughts or proposals made that Vinai Venkatesham could take the role - he is in no way the answer nor would he be considered.}

17 Sep 2018 20:08:39
Thanks for the insight Ed02.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

17 Sep 2018 22:27:17
I don't really understand what he does or doesn't do or whether he's done a good or bad Job at Arsenal but what I do know is he wasn't very popular until the rumours of him leaving surfaced and suddenly people stated worrying about him going.
I remember he was blamed for our lack of signings for a long time.

18 Sep 2018 06:11:26
I was never convinced by Gazidis, as Wenger totally dominated the club in the post-Dein/ Fiszman era.
I like the set up we now have, which appears due to Gazidis. I am not anti-Kroenke per se, but it concerns me if his son replaces Gazidis. Is he up to the job? On the positive side, the more involved he gets, the more he may influence his Father in terms of investing financially in the club.

18 Sep 2018 18:44:45
Great call Ed02.







 

 

 
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