Arsenal have released an official statement to address ongoing rumours involving the future of Ivan Gazidis.
The chief executive has been consistently linked with the same job at AC Milan after they were taken over by an American hedge fund.
There has been no comment from Gazidis himself, but today the club made their position public with a statement from chairman Sir Chips Keswick on the official website.
“We are aware of the speculation surrounding our chief executive Ivan Gazidis. We know he receives many offers from organisations inside and outside the game as he’s a hugely respected figure.
“He has never accepted any of these opportunities and has never spoken about them publicly.
“He has always been fully committed to taking Arsenal forward and is currently working hard in Singapore with our new head coach Unai Emery as we prepare for the new season.”
It doesn’t conclusively rule out a Gazidis departure, and you might read something into it saying “He has always been fully committed”, and not something like, “He remains fully committed …” or “He is fully committed”.
Earlier in the day, Unai Emery said he expected Gazidis to remain in the job, but this is not the kind of statement that completely closes the lid on the story.