Arsenal boss Vinai Venkatesham calls time on 14 years at club

September 15 – Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham has announced he will leave next summer after 14 years at the Premier League club.

Venkatesham first joined in 2010 and has been in the chief executive role over the past three seasons after a variety of other senior positions including managing director following the departure of chief executive Ivan Gazidis in 2018.

He played a major role in helping Arsenal oversee a successful rebuild of the first-team squad following the appointment of Mikel Arteta as manager.

“This was a tough decision, but it is time to pursue another challenge,” said Venkatesham, who has led the business side of the club since the departure of Gazidis.

“Now is not the time for goodbyes as I remain focused until my last day and supporting a seamless transition.”

Josh Kroenke, Arsenal co-chairman, said it would be “business as usual” for the season ahead and added that Arsenal were “well prepared” for the forthcoming changes.

Contact the writer of this story at moc.l1713814632labto1713814632ofdlr1713814632owedi1713814632sni@w1713814632ahsra1713814632w.wer1713814632dna1713814632