Dick Law will finally step down from his post at Arsenal by the end of September, but can the club turn their fortunes around in his absence?
The chief was in charge of the club’s transfer business, as well as previously being in control of the club’s contract talks, but the latter was taken off of him back in March after failing to close on any agreements with a number of key players.
Law’s failures can ultimately be blamed for the Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain departure, as well as the current sagas revolving around Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, although the entire circumstances which have left us in limbo can not be completely blamed on the American.
Law was part of the process which brought the duo to the club in recent seasons, and has done plenty for us in his eight-year stint with Arsenal, but his work has failed to bring us any closer to a first Premier League title since 2004, and we must now hope that his replacement has the power to make some big changes to our current operations.
This summer our club only brought in two players to our first-team squad, a return far lower than any of our rivals, but it was us who needed the most improvements after finishing outside the top-four for the first time since Arsene Wenger joined in 1996.
We were promised an important transfer window, and as far as the fans are concerned, none of that has happened, and while Alexandre Lacazette is the type of player we have needed for a number of years, the team as a whole needed much improvement also.
There is now talk that Mesut Ozil may well be persuaded to sign a new contract, and with changes at the club there could be reason for optimism, but unfortunately I believe that the problems stem from way above Law, and that Kroenke is the only person who can give us the changes needed.
Will Law’s departure see a big improvement in our business or will we not even notice he has gone?