How Mikel Arteta will get more transfer power following Raul Sanllehi ousting

BT Sport claims that Mikel Arteta will have more say in Arsenal’s transfer plans and implementations now that the club has fired Raul Sanllehi.

Sanllehi had been the club’s head of football before now and he had played a key role in their identification and signing of transfer targets before his departure.

His sacking sees the club continue chopping off some of its non-playing staff as they look to move forward in a different direction.

The report claims that Arteta will now work closely with Edu on transfer targets going forward as they seek to give him greater control over who he signs as he looks to rebuild the club.

Arteta became the club’s manager late last year, and he has overseen some serious improvements in the team’s performances so far.

The Spaniard signed Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares in the last transfer window, before landing Willian on a free transfer in this window.

Soares and Mari haven’t looked out of place when they have played for the club, and fans will hope that other players will also come in and do a fine job as well.

The Gunners have the likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel as their transfer targets, and it remains unclear if any of them will sign, but more new signings are expected.

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21 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    David O’Leary as DOF? Let’s see who comes in…

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Declan, or Dennis Bergkamp or both. As I have said earlier concerning David O’Leary, the Board had previously put forward his name. There is no doubt he has the experience and credibility.
      As for Dennis Bergkamp, his work at the Ajax Academy is there for all to see.

  2. Highbury Hero says:

    Off topic it seems MO has a bad habit of outlasting those who try to destroy him. I said it before those payments paid to Kia some of it goes to someone bank account. Seems he has been found out.

    1. Deanolovesafc says:

      The payments in question are to do with the Pepe deal & Kia isn’t his agent, Raul going has no link to any transfers made between Arsenal & Kia Joorabchian so let’s stop that rumour before it starts

      1. Highbury Hero says:

        Same thing if he benefited in anyway.

      2. Sean says:

        So really he got money as did his friends at Lille separately from the actual price Pepe was. So instead of £72m actually price was around £55m for the player. Shady dealings there!

        Maybe now we will get what Mikel actually wants into the club and players out that he doesnt think will adjust to his style of play.

        Bring Wenger home! Director of football at Arsenal Football Club along with his statue to help Mikel & Edu. Man knows his stuff and Arsenal.

        1. Deanolovesafc says:

          @sean more like £72M & an extra £10M

          1. ozziegunner says:

            👍 Total £92 million and maybe Sanheili the conman, will be replaced by someone competent enough to negotiate and facilitate Ozil’s exit from the Club.

  3. Adajim says:

    Fingers crossed

  4. Mikky says:

    This who are support Ozil are a bit confused, ii is about performance when you pay ozil what man city debrune earns and he performs like that eye brow will be raised,ball you need to just compare and contrast with other players then you will get your answers

  5. Jon says:

    So we’ve gotten rid of Raul and replaced him with Kia. We’re becoming a joke!!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Who said that?

  6. Reggie says:

    So it looks like Arteta is having a similar role as Wenger, he will have a big say in the running of the club. Is he ready for it?

    1. SueP says:

      Can he be any worse than what we’ve had to put up with Reggie?
      I think he is really bright.

    2. jon fox says:

      WELL, I for one, cansee clearly just what a real diamond we have in MA. I HAVE BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK ANDBACK MANY TIMES AND I WILL ALWAYS BACK MY JUDGEMENT (WITH MONEY WHEN I CAN AND IT PAYS OFF HANDSOMELY MORE OFTEN THAN NOT).

      Some fail to see what we have in MA and that is their own personal tragedy as they have no real perception it seems. NOT ONLY “IS HE READY FOR IT” REGGIE , but it now seems like he will, at last, be the actual decision maker on who comes in and out, rather than Sanllehi, who may well end up in prison, if our suspicions can be proved.
      We do not know for certain right now but THE SIGNS ARE STRONG THAT HE HAS RIPPED US OFF FINANCIALLY FOR HIS PERSONAL GAIN AND THAT WOULD BE FRAUD AND A CRIMINAL OFFENCE.

      1. Reggie says:

        Lets hope so Jon, he needs to hit the ground running.

        1. ozziegunner says:

          Any head coach must have the right to select the players he believes can play the style of play he wants for the team. After all should the results not meet the Club’s requirements the head coach will be sacked.

  7. Grandad says:

    Hopefully AMN will now continue to figure in the future plans of MA.

  8. Ken says:

    Transfers in arsenal has been a choke and I guess someone has been behind it.Its time to do right now because it looks like there has been corruption where we sign players expensively or those even we don’t need and we end up blaming keraonk .We need Arsenal team back,business will not be as usual this time

  9. ken1945 says:

    To answer the question is he ready for it – in my opinion he most certainly is.

    I can only compare Mikel Arteta’s influence at our club to date, with that of Arsene Wenger, when he first arrived.
    The belief and excitement within the club is the same and
    the situation, it seems, regarding a bad apple (GG and RS) have been identified and removed.

    Perhaps, this time, we might be correct when we say that “we’ve got our Arsenal back?”

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Ken, I have been stating for some time the money is not the problem with Kroenke. He is not taking money from the Club, but has been poor in his selection and retention of the Board and senior executives. Now KSM have taken action. In my view they brought in Lewis due to the transfers negotiated, influence of Joorabchian and the drop of £150 million in Arsenal’s asset value for KSM. Kroenke hasn’t got where his got by being stupid for too long.
      ken1945, Arsene Wenger had David Dein, Mikel Arteta is surrounded by “muppets” at the moment.

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