Reports are emerging that Ivan Gazidis could be given an increased role in Arsenal’s transfer business following the departure of Dick Law at the end of September.
Law will return to America to spend more time with his family following a disastrous few months in his role as head of transfer dealings, and had already been removed from being chief negotiator with the club’s players contracts earlier this year.
Huss Fahmy has already come in as the first point of call as far as contracts are concerned, but it remains to be seen who will officially take over Law’s other roles.
Gazidis has been speculated as covering Law’s absence, but following his comments which claimed Arsenal had a positive window this summer, leave me in fear of that coming true.
Our club brought in only two players, whilst seeing a whole host of players leave the club, and while Lacazette’s arrival poses as a top acquisition cover one of our weaker areas, there were also other areas which were in need of strengthening.
We have moved from finishing inside the top two of the division season upon season, to finishing in fifth last year and not even making waves in the summer in order to fight our way back inside the top four.
I want nothing more than to see our side win the Premier League title again, but our club looks desperately likely to end the season between fifth and seventh after a disappointing transfer window, and I can’t see how Ivan Gazidis is going to improve things in January when the transfer window reopens…
Would Gazidis assure that Arsenal continues on its downturn? Were his words about our window simply him saying what he was told to or did he mean it? Could Ivan instigate more spending?