Arsenal confirms Gazidis departure to Milan

Ivan Gazidis will leave Arsenal for AC Milan, with Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham to lead football operations at Emirates Stadium.

Former Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis   -  Getty Images

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has resigned to join AC Milan, the Premier League club has announced.

The 54-year-old will step down at the end of October, following a decade at Emirates Stadium, and begin work with Milan on December 1.

Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham will head up football operations at Arsenal, taking up the head of football and managing director roles respectively.

Sanllehi, a former director of football at Barcelona, joined the Gunners as head of football relations in February, while Venkatesham is currently the club's chief commercial officer.