So just two weeks after talking about how much he loves Arsenal, it is now confirmed that Ivan Gazidis is going to join AC Milan in September, just after our season gets going. Sky Sports have reported it as a done deal. They wrote: Sky in Italy are reporting Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is set to join AC Milan as executive director in September.
Milan have recently been taken over by an American hedge fund called Elliot Management and it is understood Gazidis is the man they wish to come in.
This is extremely surprising as he said only last week: “The thing I am accused of a lot is not feeling this club, not caring in the way that you, the fans, do. That’s not the case, I live this football club.
“I will stand toe to toe with anybody and talk about my love for this football club and what it means to me and how much I put into it. If that’s not enough, then look, one day I will be gone, all of this is temporary.”
Well it was very temporary considering today’s news, but what is most galling was his closing statement that day. He said: “I can’t guarantee we will win everything, but what I can guarantee you, if we embark on this journey together and stick together, we can achieve great things.”
So much for sticking together eh?