So it seems that Arsene Wenger is going to be reunited with the former Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis at the Italian giants AC Milan in January, as it is being reported today….
Now the speculation seems to be over as France Football has confirmed rumours that the manager of Arsenal for 22 years is set to join the North London club’s former Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis at AC Milan.
After Elliott Management, the hedge fund founded by US billionaire Paul Singer, seized control of the Serie A club, pledging to bring stability, Ivan Gazidis left a decade as CEO at The Gunners in September where he has helped the team to unparalleled financial success to take over the helm in Milan.
This news makes you wonder if this was all arranged during the turbulent months while we were all waiting for news on whether Wenger would see out his contract at the Emirates, and it also makes you wonder if Aaron Ramsey is also part of this conspiracy, as it was under Wenger and Gazidis that the Welshman was allowed to run down his contract at the Emirates.
It is interesting to note that Wenger told Bild last month: “I believe [I will] start again on 1 January. I don’t know [where] yet,”
And of course Ramsey could be sold for a nominal fee in January as well. Could it be that other members of the Arsenal management team knew of this arrangement when they took Ramsey’s contract off the table when Gazidis left the building?
About the same time as Wenger announced he would start work in January, Calciomercato in Italy reported that Milan were also keen on Ramsey, they said…..
..A name that has been long linked to Rossoneri is Aaron Ramsey, who will not renew his expiring contract with Arsenal.
The player could join Milan for free in June, however, according to Corriere dello Sport, the club management is pushing for a move in January, since the player would be available in the Europa League, despite already featuring for Arsenal in the group stage.
Are all these ‘rumours’ going to come together in January? I think we will find out very shortly….