Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham will not return to his post next season. A 14-year veteran of the North London outfit, the Gunners won a handful of FA Cups during his stay. Last campaign the club finished second in the Premier League to Manchester City, and secured a spot in the Champions League for the first time in six years. This news was reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham to Leave Club Next Summer
Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham reveals that he will leave next summer after 14 years with the club. 🔴⚪️ #AFC
“This was a tough decision, but it is time to pursue another challenge. I remain focused until my last day and supporting a seamless transition”. pic.twitter.com/3NEV0indf3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 14, 2023
Rising Through the Ranks
Journalist David Ornstein, of The Athletic, also wrote about Venkatesham’s decision. The Englishman detailed how the current CEO rose through the ranks of the club after signing on as the English outfit’s head of global partnerships. He was appointed to his current role three years ago and notably helped plan the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London.
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Venkatesham’s current role of directing the team’s daily matters will continue. Lately, Arsenal have been performing well both on and off the pitch. Their on-the-field performances have helped stabilise their financial situation, allowing whoever is appointed the new CEO next Summer to inherit a successful team that looks to grow their brand.
Arsenal Season So Far
Arsenal are currently tied for second in the league table, but their goal differential has them sitting fifth at the moment. Their three wins and one draw has only been bested by City’s immaculate performance. The Gunners started off the season securing multiple pieces of silverware, although both cup finals are looked at more as exhibition fixtures.
Tight matches against Monaco in the Emirates Cup and the Citizens in the FA Community Shield gave Mikel Arteta’s club a victory in penalties. That coupled with a fortunate draw in their return to the Champions League has those at the Emirates hoping for a return to the old days of Arsene Wenger’s glory-winning squads.