The craziest Arsenal transfer story: Ivan Gazidis to AC Milan

He loves living in St. Johns Wood.

And his biggest headache has been removed.

The French genius-dictator was eventually forced out. It took a long time but today Arsenal is no longer a one-man show run by an old spindoctor who accepted dismal performances from his sloppy players.

Since January, the club has been rapidly transformed by Sven Mislintat, Raul Sanllehi and Gazidis, who is now a proper CEO who can make decisions, rather than an MD working under a veteran supermanager.

Gazidis has hired Unai Emery because he wants to work with him. Having seen Wenger gradually turn Arsenal from a Champions League club into a Europa League outfit, he thinks Unai Emery had the best CV of any available coach this summer. Not least because Emery has won three Europa Leagues.

So Ivan now has to help his new manager settle in and become successful. Early signs are good. I was told last night that 200 fans met Emery at an AST event and everybody liked him.

This is a big challenge for the Spaniard, who has inherited an inconsistent team that’s been weaker than Spurs and Chelsea in recent seasons.

When I saw that AC Milan want Ivan Gazidis headline, I said:  No way! Ridiculous! Why would Ivan go now?

AC Milan are owned by American hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation but made a loss of £66 million last year.