Three things Arsenal fans should expect to see if Raul Sanllehi gets his way
No longer a push over
Ivan Gazidis, the Gunner’s former long-standing CEO, was announced as leaving the club for Italian side AC Milan midway through September.
With a void to fill, Arsenal’s ex-chief commercial officer, Vinai Venkatesham, and ex-Barcelona man Raul Sanllehi were announced as the South African’s successors and immediately got to work laying down they’re markers.
One of the first acts of business by Sanllehi was to take the parting gift of the outgoing 54-year-old from Johannesburg by pulling the plug on Aaron Ramsey’s contract renewal.
Refusing to start his time in North London by signing on the dotted line to a hostage contract, where player power outweighed the board’s strength in negotiations.