There seem to be lots of rumours that Ivan Gazidis could be leaving Arsenal to become head CEO of Inter Milan after nearly ten years at the Emirates, and you could say that perhaps his job at Arsenal is done as he has put in place the management team to succeed Arsene Wenger and has made lots of money for Ivan Gazidis through his work on sponsorship deals, but it also means, if true, that you cannot trust a single word that comes out of his mouth!
Just two weeks ago, he came out with this statement in public about how much he loves Arsenal. Ivan said: “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.
“But I care about it, I give everything I have every single day and I demand that of the people that work with this football club. Anybody that is at this club is in a privileged position and anybody that doesn’t feel that does not deserve to be part of this football club.
“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.”
Well to be fair I can’t imagine him saying that and then leaving so suddenly, can you? Surely if he had been in talks for a new job he wouldn’t have made such a rousing statement about the Gunners would he?
So I have to say I don’t believe for a moment that he would be leaving. If it was for more money I’m sure Kroenke would have matched it…..