Are Arsenal better off without Gazidis?

The media in Italy seem very certain that Ivan Gazidis will be not renewing his contract with Arsenal in September but instead will be taking up a new role at AC Milan. I have already written an article saying it would be very two-faced to leave Arsenal at this time, but now I am thinking that maybe we would be better off without him, as according to Stewart Robson, Gazidis hasn’t been very good at his job anyway!

Robson said: “His time at Arsenal will be seen as a failure,”

“There are lot of things I think he’s done wrong.

“When he came to Arsenal I knew a very high profile sports agent, who told me he was ‘the worst negotiator’ he had ever dealt with. Basically, he didn’t know his stuff.

“He said it was good for the company he was working for, because Gazidis made all the wrong deals.”

“If you look at since he’s been in charge, Arsenal have paid too much money to average players”, he added. “Therefore, when they don’t succeed, they haven’t been able to sell them.

“He was in charge of this. Yes, Arsene Wenger was in charge of the football and did most of the coaching, but in terms of the money and the contracts, Gazidis was still the negotiator, he still had to finalise those deals.”

So maybe it is time for a change? We have got Sanllehi, Mislintat and Fahmy in for the Unai Emery era, why not get a new CEO as well’ One that is better at his job!



  1. Abu says:

    Yeah we better off without him. I rather worry about the usmanov rumours getting pace. I can’t see stan Kroenke having full control over the club.
    Anyways WTFF was Ramsey doing today. For me most of the players looked fine we weren’t having that creative Spark (0zil) otherwise everyone looked fine. But Ramsey ? I mean what he’s upto ? I can’t understand. I know they are only friendlies but still Ramsey is a professional footballer such attitude is unacceptable. Sell him ASAP. Get n’zonzi or Meyer or anyone. I just can’t see this guy anymore.

    1. GB says:

      I didn’t think he was that bad. Yes he pissed around in the area instead of launching it out but was really the only error he made. I think he played quite well and there were certainly far more who played far worse.

      1. Angus says:

        Ramsey didn’t piss about. He covered someones mistake (overplaying that Ramsey himself is known for) had nowhere to go or clear safely and no one reacted around him, his only option was to go to the byline and the team around him did nothing. They didn’t clear a path, make themselves available or cover him if he got tackled. In fairness they were not switched on because of the original mistake but you can trust Emery’s order of business is Guendouzi’s mistake, the players around Ramsey’s reaction to the situation and then Ramsey. Outside Cech he was our best player in that scenario but people are biased (and tbf Ramsey does often try to play out of trouble when he shouldn’t so it’s not crazy just wrong.)

  2. Otunba_007 says:

    It’s doesn’t make any different to me maybe he leaves soon or stay… Arsenal will always remain Arsenal

    1. Otunba_007 says:

      Difference ***

  3. gotanidea says:

    Robson is correct, Arsenal have paid too much money to average players that are difficult to be sold

    Arsenal also do not win any major trophy under Gazidis’ leadership

    There are many corporate politicians like Gazidis available in the market. Better find one that really knows big football club management next time

  4. barryglik says:

    After the game tonight it is clear
    what Emery’s game plan is.

    1. ks-gunner says:

      Can you point your view on this as i have failed to watch the game?

      1. barryglik says:


  5. ks-gunner says:

    I am no big fan of Ivan and but again him staying or leaving matters not much as the steps of change have been already taken. With Wenger being gone constant change for the sake of winning will be normal.

  6. Declan says:

    Josh Kroenke will replace Gazidis.

  7. Juhi McLovin says:

    Guendouzi and Torreira have made Elneny completely irrelevant! Sell him!

  8. barryglik says:

    It is very apparent
    that Gazidis will indeed
    be the CEO.

    1. GB says:

      Come on Barry, keep up!

  9. Kenya 001 Arsenal says:

    All the best to him he lied too much for my liking ….

  10. snowden says:

    The idea of St Ivan leaving was a rumor on Sky TV, who of course will never apologise for publishing the endless stream of rumors that they publish in order to get readers and thus the all important click on their website.

    The media has been publishing rumors as news for years and years and will continue to do so while its following believes its lies – that’s all rumors are – lies.

    Stewart Robson – is this the same Stewart Robson who was kicked off the Arsenal website for his lies in commentaries? As far as I know he has never ever said a positive word about Arsenal. When the team wins he is silent like so many ‘fake fans’ when the team loses he sells his knives to anyone foolish enough to listen to his donkey braying.

    How does Robson know what goes on inside Arsenal. How does anyone know out side know the inner sanctuary.

    I remind you outside the club it was ex-players who were lined up to be the new manager. (The rumors were flouted as ‘The truth’ – sadly many fans believed the lies.)

    In the inner sanctuary that didn’t happen.

    1. jon fox says:

      I have always assumed Robson must have a personal agenda against Arsenal. I don’t say all his criticism of Wenger was wrong and I agree with much of it. But there seems to me to be a real bitterness AGAINST THE CLUB AND I HAVE NOT HEARD HIM EVER SAY ANYTHING POSITIVE. Seems a bitter and resentful man to me and no fan of us for certain, even though he claims to be.

      1. OzzieGunner says:

        jon, you’re not wrong; he still hasn’t forgiven Arsenal for selling him.

    2. ger burke. says:

      snowden, when have you ever seen any media apologise for spreading rumours. this wonderful page does it all the time . and, unless i am greatly mistaken i have never seen any apology. it is the exact same thing . any rumour carried by any body on the internet, or tv, or newspaper is guilty of spreading rumours.nobody ever apologises for making up stories anywhere.just sayin .

  11. Ronny says:

    Absurd timing if true!
    Re model the club completely by getting in sanheli Mislintat and then ousting wenger for Emery only to then leave!
    It smacks of a guy with no balls to me.
    He’s seen an opportunity and thought if I leave and arsenal succeed i can say I played a huge part in that. If they fail or struggle he can say well I did everything I could to change the club for the better, it must be because I left!
    Win win for his cv.
    Never liked the guy #slimey

    1. Sue says:

      He does come across as slimey. I won’t lose any sleep if he does go

      1. Angus says:

        He lost as much power as Wenger. Raul took more Gazidas power than Wenger. Whilst Sven more Wenger Power. Both also took a little from both. People seem to think Wenger ran everything but Gazidas was the man when it came to negotiations. Wenger was the man when it came to areas of the pitch we looked at and who in those areas we actually go for or try to retain. Wenger decided who, Gazidas decided the price.

        1. Angus says:

          Not a lot will change under the likely Josh but I expect Raul/Sven to put up more of a fight but even then we will penny pinch, it’s a fact. It is documented that Wenger used to urge the board to just get deals done and was ignored (Arshavin.) Just hope Unai with his tactical acumen and man management is a little better suited to the role, Wenger needed top quality to have a hope with his style.

  12. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    Completely irrelevant but santi is playing again. So happy for him!
    Love that guy!

  13. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    Completely irrelevant but santi is playing again. so happy for him.

    the end of the game (yesterday), Santi Cazorla pushed down his bright yellow socks, hitched up the right leg of his shorts and took off his plain black boots, leaving them on the pitch at the picturesque little Stade Saint-Michel in Canet-en-Roussillon, south-east France. He still refuses to hang them up.

    1. jon fox says:

      Have you noticed how much like Emery Santi looks?

  14. jon fox says:

    As I wrote yesterday, I hope Gazidis DOES leave. He replaced David Dein as day to day runner of club business and has not been fit to lick the boots of the great DD. As soon as Gazidis and Kroenke came in our glory days abruptly finished and we regressed constantly during Wengers last decade, while Gazidis and Kroenke were making business decisions. But SK and IG were both personally enriched, but to the clubs detriment. I would much rather have SK out but am thrilled if Gazidis does go.

    1. Angus says:

      Spot I’m a big Wenger fan but he wasn’t the man to help us in this situation and had to go. It’s a fair argument to say he should of taken on the board after they sold Nasri/Fab from under him and ever since. When he had Dein we were fine. Gazidas has always held the purse strings and it he/kronke who enforced the penny pinching not that change now tbf. Doesn’t let Wenger off completely but it was a joint effort and I suspect Wenger’s career would of been totally fine if went Madrid/PSG/whoever else after Nasri was sold.

      1. Angus says:

        Spot on*

        1. OzzieGunner says:

          Exactly right; Arsene Wenger should have left with David Dein, rather than continuing on to damage his reputation by running interference for Gazidis and Kroenke.
          I agree in part with Stewart Robson, in that Arsenal seems to fall short with commercial deals compared to other big clubs in UK and Europe. Also apart from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, where else did we make a profit in selling a player?

  15. Sue says:

    That was a beautiful goal from Smith Rowe! Shame we lost overall…. a goal of that quality deserved to win any game!!

  16. Xxnofx says:

    Without a doubt ,yes

  17. stubill says:

    It all depends on who comes in to replace him.

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