HYS: Is losing Gazidis a major blow for Arsenal?

Ivan Gazidis recently confirmed his resignation as CEO of Arsenal in order to take on a new role at AC Milan, as confirmed by the Gunners’ official website.

In his decade at the club, Gazidis has overseen some huge moments in Arsenal’s history. From signing Mesut Ozil in 2013 to breaking the trophy drought not long after to presiding over the succession of Arsene Wenger in the Emirates Stadium dugout, Gazidis has been the CEO through it all.

However, he has never been a particularly popular figure with many fans and there have been many criticisms of his time at the club. In a period of seismic change for the club, perhaps this is the right time for Gazidis to be replaced too.

With a new manager in Unai Emery, and now a new corporate management structure – headed by Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham – it is certainly a new dawn for Arsenal. Fans should be optimistic for what lies ahead and crying tears of joy, in truth.

What do you think, Arsenal fans – is Gazidis’ exit a major blow to the club’s ambitions or has he in fact been holding the Gunners back?