The total overhaul of the Arsenal management team is now coming together as Stan Kroenke’s son Josh has arrived at the Emirates to oversee the reorganisation. It is certain that Stan is going to hand over his empire to Josh at some point in the future so basically he is coming to make sure that his investment will stay secure in the eventual event of Arsene Wenger relinquishing his post.
Josh has already been appointed as president and governor of the family’s Denver Nuggets basketball team and Colorado Avalanche ice hockey team and is very experienced in high level sports management. It is being reported that he has come over to do a complete review of the clubs heirarchy, and to see how Ivan Gazidi and his new team members are preparing for the future. Raul Sanllehi has arrived as director of football relations. Sven Mislintat is the new head of recruitment, Huss Fahmy, contract negotiator, and Darren Burgess, who is head of high performance. All of these arrivals have appeared in the last eight months and they have to be seen to be improving the club.
It is unlikely that Arsene Wenger will be happy with the changes to the set-up as his power is being devolved to this team, who will now handle many aspects of the club that were previously in Wenger’s domain.
Could this finally be the beginning of the end for Arsene?