• MD Vinai Venkatesham assumes board-level responsibilities
  • Mikel Arteta and Edu given control of footballing matters

Raul Sanllehi, the club’s head of football, has left Arsenal, with the managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, assuming responsibility for the director-level football work.

Sanllehi joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2017 but the Gunners are understood to have wanted to streamline their off-field structure. The technical director, Edu, and Mikel Arteta, the manager, will now head up the footballing and recruitment direction at the club.

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