Gazidis poaches Shad Forsythe? American pictured in Milan

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In recent weeks AC Milan were linked with a move for defender Shkodran Mustafi. That’s a move that most Arsenal fans could get behind.

However, it seems that Ivan Gazidis has gone behind the scenes to poach Shad Forsythe, the highly-rated American who is currently the club’s Head of Athletic Performance Enhancement.

Forsythe was pictured at Milan’s sporting centre, lending credence to reports that he’ll be departing North London this summer.

He would be the second Arsenal staff member to join the baldy bollocks in Italy, we can’t remember who the first one but he was some kind of executive bloke.

The 45 year old was brought to the club from the German national team set-up after the World Cup in 2014, but has perhaps been somewhat marginalised by the arrival of Australian Darren Burgess.

In short though, Gazidis can go stick a broom up his bum.

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Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

“we can’t remember who the first one but he was some kind of executive bloke.”

His name was James and he’s now Milan’s Chief of Staff. Good guy, made some good idea on the corporate side Innovation), but so far was handled badly within arsenal.

Shad also makes sense. Never quite understood his role once Darren came in.

Caligunner
Caligunner

Didn’t gazidis bring both of them in? Wouldn’t Forsyth’s think gazidis screwed him last time over by bringing in Darren?

rugrat
rugrat

we’re talking about people selling their labour to the highest bidder. it doesn’t matter if the bidder let me down in the past, especially if there are only a handful of bidders who can bid high

Le Jim
Le Jim

If that bald cunt likes everyone at our club so much, why didn’t he just stay?

Olivije Žirod
Olivije Žirod

Because he wasn’t respected. He wanted Arteta but he was overvoiced by Sanllehi and co. He left because of that. He was also the one who wanted to sign Ramsey.

kas
kas

Oh dear, does that mean Ivan’s not going to poach Emery?

JamesGodwinson
JamesGodwinson

Interesting!
I thought Raul was brought by Gazidis?

Deo
Deo

You can take Mustafi, Mkhitaryan and Ozil with you too

Con
Con

…and the rest.

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

Well our performances aren’t exactly high at the moment…

Bryo
Bryo

As i watched last nights final, i kept hearing the commentator mention how the Arsenal team had outrun all the other teams in the PL in regards to distance covered during the season…..So i guess he can take that to Milan as his achievement. As a fan, am more inclined to see results/honors than statistics that matter less.

GraeB
GraeB

I remember an ex player saying we had people who made runs into positions where they knew they wouldn’t get the ball but improved their stats. Also we have done a lot of running just chasing the ball being passed around us.

Look at stats for last night and the key differences were cross success, tackles attempted., tackles won and shots on target. That’s where we need improvement.

NairoGunner89
NairoGunner89

Not sure if he will be missed because I am not sure what his results were.

We were so so when he came and are so so as he leaves.

Serpent
Serpent

He brought Wilshere back after one of the endless injuries, that’s another achivement.

If only Ivan could poach our owner over to Milan…

Mekus
Mekus

I can live with that.

Rich
Rich

Surely we when we allowed him to leave his gardening leave early, we put a clause in his contract stopping him from stealing any of our backroom staff?

If he wants Chad? Then he has to take Ozil and Mustafi as well

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Sounds a bit shady to me

Ozenal
Ozenal

Running a club based on stats is suicide. Seems we are buying players based on some very one dimensional statistics. In order to justify the word ‘cheap’ then hope that we can improve a couple of stats here and there to increase their individual asset value rather than actual footballing value as a whole.

btw
btw

Stats, data, drives decisions at Liverpool, including the decision to hire Klopp. Read here
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/magazine/soccer-data-liverpool.html

If only Arsenal had hired Klopp when he was available…

Santori
Santori

Those who complained about Gazidis…at least he has a concerted plan of action and we had clear direction when he (and Wenger) were in charge.

I’m not sure where we are heading currently.

Between Vinnai and Raul, we still have yet to see a viable and experienced replacement for Mslintat.

If we don’t get the owner to understand that the brand of the club is under threat and he needs to spend a little to make the difference and keep us competitive in market beond the limits of the self sustaining model, we will go out with no action plan, buy players that are OK but carrying greater risk and compound the problems next season should we again fail to get in top tier europe for the 4th consecutive season.

How foolish those who were bleating on about Wenger’s 4th place trophy (and instead wanting to be out of CL just to get rid of him) look now.

Santori
Santori

Arsenal fans don’t think.

Ivan will take what is good value to him.

Forsyth, even Mustafi.

The same Arsenal fans wanting to get rid of Mustafi should ask themselves did our defense improve without Mustafi against Wolves or for the matter against Chelsea?

We shipped over 3 goals in both matches and that is not solely due to Ozil.

The same fans also scapegoated Flamini previously. He left and our midfield did not get much better.

In fact when in his last season he was replaced by Coquelin, we were worse shipping 14 goals in a stretch of 7 matches.

Same with the voices calling to get rid of Giroud over many years. Too slow they said. Well slow scroed a goal aginst us yesterday. Where was ‘Bags of pace’?

Time
Time

So you’re saying we should keep Özil and mustafi, and we should have never let flamini leave

TeeCee
TeeCee

I take it that you’re talking bristly end first with that broom?

Cygans Parting
Cygans Parting

What is Shads transfer value on the open market? He is after all a world cup winner! He’s a good age to, currently 45 until June 8th when he will then be 46 (and over the hill fitness wise)
I bet we could get more money from Milan for him than we could for Mustafi.