Here are your Arsenal evening headlines for Wednesday 7 October.
Ivan Gazidis explains AC Milan’s lure after Arsenal exit
Former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has explained why he left the club for AC Milan two years ago.
The South African business executive was a shock departure from the Emirates, back in September 2018, just a few months into the post-Arsene Wenger era at the club, having recently appointed Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat into prominent positions behind the scenes.
He’s been working with AC Milan ever since, in a bid to get the fallen giants back to the top in Serie A, with this their eighth consecutive season without Champions League football.
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“Italian football, of all the major leagues, has the biggest upside, the biggest potential for growth and development.
“On a personal and professional level having the opportunity to be involved in an adventure like that was very exciting.
“Within Italian football Milan is the club that has the biggest potential as well. You’ve got the biggest potential club in the biggest potential league in terms of growth. It’s a really exciting opportunity and a very exciting time to be here.”
Here’s what he said in full.
Tierney forced to self-isolate for 14 days
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney must self-isolate for two weeks after Scotland teammate and Southampton teammate Stuart Armstrong tested positive for COVID-19.
As detailed in a statement by the Scottish FA, Tierney, Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie, one physiotherapist and one masseur must undergo a period of isolation after coming into close contact with Armstrong.
Given Armstrong’s test took place on Tuesday, October 7, that means Tierney is ineligible to play until October 21, which rules him out of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City on Sunday, October 18 and potentially the Europa…