Arsenal football club is a unique football club in so many ways. One of the reasons is the way the club is being run. Going 13 seasons without a league title under Arsene Wenger has made the club move in a new direction.
This new direction is a step that has been taken by many clubs in recent time. Since the Arabian and Qatari money bags have arrived European football, how deals are being done have taken a different path. You can sure that many fans will have used the 10bet android app to bet on those rich clubs to secure the various titles in football these days. Manchester City are by far the clear favourites, Betfair have them as at 1/10. Manchester United are second at 12/1, while Arsenal are 5th at 40/1.
This new path was what brought about big money deals for clubs like Manchester City and PSG in recent time. However this has not worked for all clubs.
Malaga was taking this path in 2011 but eventually failed. With power house clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United devoluting power from managers to other top members of the club for efficient running, it was time for Arsenal to follow suit.
Since the departure of David Dein as vice chairman at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has not had a top board member to work with. But club CEO, Ivan Gazidis is ready to make the North London club return to the zenith once again. All seems to be pointing towards a life after Wenger.
The 67-year-old manager is likely to be in his last contract with the club. If he however decides to stay longer, a new system of working relation has to be established.
Appointment at the club since June has made the club have a modern-day system and it seems that things are beginning to take shape and will continue to get better in this direction. Below are the list of appointments that have taken place at the Emirates since June.
Darren Burgess (Elite Performance)
Sven Mislintat (Recruitment)
Hussein Fahmy (Contracts)
Lehmann (1st Team Coach)
Per (Academy Manager)
Raul Sanllehi (Football Relations / DOF)
These appointments signaled the direction currently taken by other elite clubs that are achieving greatness around Europe. These appointments might not win titles this season but the truth is that it will propel Arsenal for greatness for years to come.
Maybe this appointment has been the last link needed to return to the top again. The quality of the appointment especially that of Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat as head of Football relations and chief scout respectively has been applauded.
Coming from Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund means the best are joining our club. It's only a matter of time before Arsenal move to the pinnacle of European football.