Arsenal & life after Arsene Wenger
On Monday’s edition of the Game podcast, there was an excellent discussion of the power struggle behind the scenes at Arsenal.
The starting point for the current issues at the Emirates Stadium is the departure of Arsene Wenger.
After 22-years at the club, Wenger will exit the Gunners at the end of the season.
It’s still very much unclear who will succeed Wenger in the Arsenal dugout. While at the same time the future of the club seems to be in a state of flux as key protagonists behind the scenes battle for power.
Raul Sanllehi, Sven Mislintat & Josh Kroenke
There are currently two men at Arsenal who both have significant recruitment experience.
Raul Sanllehi learnt his trade at Barcelona, while Sven Mislintat is a product of the Borussia Dortmund school of thought.
Looking at the wider situation at Arsenal post-Wenger, it’s alleged that the Gunners are suffering in a “power vacuum”.
The pecking order at Arsenal is extremely cloudy.
Aside from Sanllehi and Mislintat, it seems that Ivan Gazidis, the chief executive, is also keen to put his stamp of approval on the next big decisions made by the club.
And then there’s Josh Kroenke, son of the club’s principle owner Stan Kroenke, who has recently moved to north London in order to take a much greater role in the day to day running of the club.
So who makes the decisions? Who is in control at Arsenal? What direction are the Gunners heading in?
Listen to the excellent insight into the backroom jostling at Arsenal after nine minutes on the audio unit below.