Arsenal today confirms that Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham will lead the club following a decision by Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis to join AC Milan.
Ivan Gazidis will step down as Chief Executive and resign as a director of Arsenal Holdings plc with effect from 31 October 2018.
Raul, Head of Football Relations, has been appointed as Head of Football and Vinai, currently Chief Commercial Officer, becomes Managing Director.
Josh Kroenke, Deputy Chairman of Arsenal’s majority owner Kroenke Sports and Entertainment UK Inc., said: “It has been a pleasure working with Ivan. We will miss the wisdom, insight and energy he brought to our club on a daily basis over the past decade. We are confident we have outstanding people in Raul and Vinai, and we look forward to working with them and coach Unai Emery to continue to move the club forward on and off the pitch.”
Club Chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: “Ivan has led Arsenal with skill and dedication and leaves us in a strong position. The club has been transformed and he has recruited talented people, such as Raul, Vinai and of course Unai Emery, who will take us to future success.”