Ian Wright hits out at Ivan Gazidis after Arsenal exit

Ian Wright has his say on Ivan Gazidis' decision to leave Arsenal this season

Ian Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has criticised Ivan Gazidis for his decision to leave Arsenal to join AC Milan.

Gazidis has announced that he will bring his tenure as Arsenal CEO to an end on 31 October to take over the same role at AC Milan after 10 years at the north London club.

Gazidis appointed Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor at The Emirates in the summer after the Frenchman chose to end his spell at the north London club.

However, Wright has been left unimpressed by Gazidis’ decision to leave Arsenal at the start of Emery’s reign at the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Wright said: “I think that’s the make-up of the guy.

“He feels this is the time to leave when really this is the time they needed a CEO to steer the ship.

“I’m quite pleased he’s gone because it shows the person he is, that’s not the kind of person we need at Arsenal.

“We need someone to fight for the fans and someone who can get us back to where we want to be.

“History will judge him and it will be unfairly because I don’t think he’s done very well for us.”

Raul Sanllehi will now lead Arsenal alongside Vinai Venkatesham, who has been their chief commercial officer.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are now preparing for their return to Premier League action and their home clash against Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The north London side have won their last three games in the top flight after having lost their opening two matches against Manchester City and Chelsea FC.

Emery will be hoping to steer Arsenal to a top-four finish in his first season in charge at the north London club after they ended up sixth and without a trophy last term.

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