Ian Wright delivers short Arteta message after latest sacking

Arsenal has just sacked their former head of football, Raul Sanllehi, and that has now given Mikel Arteta greater control over transfers at the Emirates.

The Gunners have been reorganising their structure since they fired Arsene Wenger and this sacking is the latest in a restructuring move that has seen so many non-playing staff lose their jobs.

BT Sport is claiming that Arteta will have greater control over which players join the club now that Sanllehi is gone, and Ian Wright has delivered a short message to the club on Arteta.

The former England striker is one of the club’s most outspoken former players, and he tweeted that Arteta has to be protected now that he will be more involved in player transfers.

Arteta has overseen a fine improvement at Arsenal recently and after winning the FA Cup in less than a season as the club’s manager, he deserves all the support that he can get.

The Spaniard made just two signings in the last transfer window and both players have looked like good additions to the Arsenal team and fans will hope that more players that can deliver will follow Willian through the door this summer.

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  1. Took long enough! By Monday at latest we will all have chapter and verse as to why he suddenly left. But its clear he did something financially suss. Otherwise it would not have been announced as it was and on a Saturday, JUST after the season had finished, when plans for next season are firmly under way.
    Thrilled that he has gone personally, as it has become clear he was a just a money man with no real personal football knowledge of his own. Another Gazidis IMO! God help us all! Only time will tell exactly how much damage HE has done personally by his agent led signings.

  2. We have been robbed! The agents and Raul were dealing under the table! ‘Head of football?’

    “Is it somebody who stands in the road and directs play right and left? I don’t understand and I never did understand what it means.”

    Ha! Ha! Wenger knows best! Play Ozil and back him with world class players, and we are back in the top four. Had Wenger stayed, by now we would have had a proper re-build with all the weak English players gone.

    Areteta can sit Ozil or use him.. It was never Ozil’s fault why lost. The problem was the leaky defense without enough investment.

  3. So it’s all down to Arteta and Edu to bring in players. They will be responsible for the ins and outs and accountable now. Streamlining the club to make us more efficient and effective, we are/were in a poor state, big changes hopefully mean big results. Two pretty inexperienced people at the sharp end of transfers, that will be interesting.

    1. Reggie but at least MA and Edu are real football men, not overpromoted admins like RAUL WHO SEEMS TO HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO DEAL THROUGH CERTAIN AGENTS WITHTHEIR OWN PRIVATE AGENDA. We fans should be mightily glad and relieved RAUL HAS GONE. I am anyway! IT ALSO MEANS SOMEONE, perhaps Josh, perhaps not, was checking on RAUL. A healthy sign is that!

      1. Jon
        Someone needed to be checking on what was going on. Not wishing to harp on about the past, but David Dein was smart and has Arsenal flowing through his veins. However good the Kroenke mob are in America they don’t have enough knowledge about football here. They have had to rely on others to provide that knowledge and it seems they have either been shafted or employed a man not up to the task

        I follow Arsenal but not football outside the Uk apart from big the nights. I’d never heard of Pepe but he was worth £70m to us when, by all accounts he is real value was ‘just’ £40m less! The whole business operates in a truly murky underworld

        1. Well thank the lord for Tim Lewis. Shame he didn’t get the nod earlier…..and Sterling will be kicking himself for missing

          1. Arteta should supported by the club managers , especially on player transfer I acept Ian Wright’s opinion
            I wish he will bring great change in Arsenal. I belive Pepe should strugle for his place to get more game time if not he will be beanched

  4. Raul has released a statement… where he says: “I will continue a gooner for the rest of my days, celebrating every goal and every title” 😳

    OT.. Sterling is so frustrating!!

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