Arsenal react to reports chief executive Gazidis could leave for Milan

Date published: Wednesday 25th July 2018 3:38 - Joe Williams

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Arsenal insist chief executive Ivan Gazidis is “fully committed” to the club and “working hard in Singapore” amid reports linking him with AC Milan

Gazidis has been with Arsenal since 2008 and was a key figure in the appointment of new manager Unai Emery after Arsene Weger’s departure.

Milan have recently been taken over by hedge fund Elliot Management, with Paolo Scaroni the Italian club’s interim CEO.

But Gazidis is understood to be close to Paul Singer, who runs Elliot Management.

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick, though, insists there is no cause for alarm.

“We are aware of the speculation surrounding our chief executive Ivan Gazidis,” said the chairman in a statement on Arsenal’s website.

“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.”

 

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