Does Gazidis have any power at Arsenal or he just doesn’t care like the rest of them? by Konstantin Mitov
Good day to all of you lovely Arsenal people. Amongst the inevitable decision to extend the contract of a certain frenchman thats burning Arsenal down to the ground, I want to take a look at the CEO of Arsenal – Ivan Gazidis. This man was supposed to take on David Deans duties and push us forward and as far as I can see we’ve gone a long way backwards.
The main question for me here is does he have any power in what’s going on right now? He’s the CEO of this business, because I don’t like to refer to Arsenal as a football club, until Wenger and Kroenke go, but anyway, he has to sell this business properly. He’s an Oxford-educated lawyer and I don’t think he’s a stupid man.
It’s becoming ever more apparent that fans don’t feel Wenger is the man for the job and even looking at it financially – we’ll miss the top 4, we’ll lose our best players, fans or should I call them customers are fighting themselves. This is a recipe for disaster. Looking at how other modern football clubs operate, Ivan would surely see we are behind, terribly behind, I’d say at least 10 years away from where we should be.
Anyway though, another major reason why I want Arsene gone is to see, who we will appoint. And the loophole here is that I think Kroenke doesn’t wanna sack Arsene, because Arsene will sell whatever it takes to make the balance book rights and Kroenke will be happy. Now if I were Ivan I’d go and alarm the owner that if we keep going backwards our revenue would severely drop, but why is he not doing that?
I don’t want to comment the other old people on the board that are just here to get rich, but is Ivan just here for the money too? It’s either that or he is also powerless against the Wenger-Kroenke relationship. It’d be so interesting to see Arsene gone, just because the board will have to make decisions and their decisions will speak volumes.
I don’t think we’ll raise our ambition too much, but just having Wenger gone would lift the spirits of the players, the fans and generally everyone around Arsenal. And I don’t think Kroenke would come here to interview himself the new man coming in, so Ivan should be playing the key role there. This can only happen if Wenger leaves and we all know he’s staying for as long as he wants. But hey, I wanna get excited about something at Arsenal…