Gazidis is committed to Arsenal, insists Emery

Arsenal boss Unai Emery said he speaks with Ivan Gazidis "every day" and said the chief executive's commitment to the club is "very strong".

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis   -  Getty Images

Unai Emery believes Ivan Gazidis remains committed to Arsenal despite reports linking the Premier League club's chief executive with AC Milan.

Gazidis has been at Arsenal since 2008 and played a key role in bringing Emery to Emirates Stadium as a replacement for long-standing manager Arsene Wenger.

Milan's recent takeover by Elliott Management, after former owner Li Yonghong failed to repay a €32million debt, has led to speculation new owner Paul Singer could move to appoint Gazidis.

But Emery, who is preparing his players for the new season at the International Champions Cup in Singapore, said his relationship with Gazidis remains strong.

He told reporters: "I speak every day with him [Gazidis].

"He has been committed here for many, many years. I think he continues here because it is a big project here and his commitment to Arsenal is very strong.

"We are speaking about every decision for our club."

Arsenal has been busy in the transfer market ahead of the 2018-19 season, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi as the team aims to improve on last season's sixth-place Premier League finish.

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