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Arsenal look to the MLS for their latest signing

Gunners hoping to fill chief executive role with MLS man

Ivan Gazidis

Earlier this year, Arsenal welcomed Colorado Rapids owner Stan Kroenke to the board, and the club also appear to be poaching their new chief executive from the MLS.

Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis (pictured above) joined the American league in 1994, two years before anyone had ever kicked a soccerball, and has been instrumental in developing the game in the big country.

According to the Daily Mail, the South African-born lawyer  – a known supporter of Game 39 – could be north London-bound:

Gazidis, an Oxford University football Blue, has the credentials for the Arsenal role, having joined the MLS in 1994 as part of their founding management team. Now he oversees all aspects of the competition, as well as being involved in running football organisation CONCACAF.

Arsenal will have a problem attracting Gazidis, whose proposed move to the Premier League with Manchester City fell through when he was reticent to relocate to England.

What should be a greater problem for the Gunners, however, is how much he looks like Daniel Levy


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