Arsenal’s CEO Ivan Gazidis has been touted to become Serie A outfit AC Milan’s sporting executive in September, an alleged appointment which will undoubtedly alter the underlying fabrics of the north-Londoners, however the club’s chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, insists that his associate is fully committed to his duties at the Emirates.
Having replaced Arsene Wenger with Unai Emery in May, the Gunners’ hierarchy would presumably be reluctant to part ways with more influential faces behind the scenes as familiarity will still be highly beneficial to the club’s prosperity in the midst of what’s evidently a relatively testing transitional period both on and off the pitch.
Sir Keswick, in order to defuse the pressing matter, issued a reassuring statement on the club’s official website which read:
“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.”
The Rossoneri may have to identify other candidates in their search for a new sporting executive, and it’s believed that the Italian club have already earmarked Umberto Gandini – AS Roma’s CEO – as a worthy alternative if all is to fail in their pursuit of Arsenal’s invaluable representative.
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