Raul Sanllehi: Arsenal confirm his departure as Venkatesham takes over

Raul Sanllehi: Arsenal confirm his departure as Venkatesham takes over

- Raul Sanllehi has left Premier League side Arsenal after three years at the club

- The Spanish football administrator was with the Gunners for three years before he left

- Sanllehi has been replaced with Venkatesham ahead of next Premier League season

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Premier League side Arsenal have confirmed the departure of their head of football Raul Sanllehi after three years with the North London side.

Sanllehi joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2017, but the Gunners are understood to have wanted to streamline their off-field structure.

There has been some restructuring going on at the Emirates stadium since the Gunners won the 2020 English FA Cup beating Chelsea in the final at Wembley.

Arsenal will be playing in the Europa League next season even though they failed to finish among the top four teams at the recently concluded Premier League season.

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"Raul has made a big contribution during his time with us and will always be part of the Arsenal family. We thank him for all his hard work and expertise and wish him every future success.

"We have no doubt that Vinai is the right person to take the club forward. He has shown outstanding leadership during the current crisis and is held in high regard internally and externally.

"We know everyone will rally round him so we can move forward successfully,'' Owners Stan Kroenke and son Josh said.

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is planning to bolster his squad very well so that the Gunners will be able to compete well in all competitions next term.

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Raul Sanllehi: Arsenal confirm his departure as Venkatesham takes over

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The Gunners are now at a risk of backlash having just made 55 staff redundant after the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Arsenal made this decision claiming that the club have suffered from the consequence of Coronavirus which made them to reduce their cost.

But the name of the 55 staffs who were asked to leave the Emirates stadium was not mentioned by the Gunners' chiefs.

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