Contrary to the belief that Arsene Wenger has monopolized the affair of Arsenal, Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed that the influence of the French tactician is no longer as all-encompassing as it used to be.
Wenger celebrated his 20th year in charge of Arsenal last September but he has been eulogized for turning the fortunes of Arsenal around over these years.
However, he has been recently criticised over his transfer policy and exerting too much authority .
At the club’s AGM today Monday, however, Gazidis appeared to hint Arsenal were beginning to plan for life without Wenger, whose current contract expires at the end of the season.
‘Gone are the days when Arsene would make all decisions himself,’ he said.
‘You could have a club whereby Arsene Wenger would do everything himself.
‘But there is a big team around him of world leading experts in areas such as scouting, player recruitment, analytics, medical, strength and conditioning, psychology and coaching.
‘All these different areas that equip us to move forward with the game.’