Arsenal contract negotiator Huss Fahmy to leave club


rsenal’s director of football operations Huss Fahmy is the latest high-profile executive to leave the club.

Fahmy will officially leave Arsenal in one month’s time, once he has served his notice period, and it brings an end to his three-year spell at the club.

Fahmy is understood to have chosen to depart Arsenal and his departure is not a direct cause of the club’s streamlining process due to the financial implications of Covid-19.

Within the new structure at Arsenal, Fahmy was due to have less power and he has consequently decided to move on.

Sources at Arsenal insist he leaves on amicable terms with the club and he will be replaced, although that person will not have the same power as Fahmy and the Gunners’ in-house legal team will fill the void with regard to contract negotiations.

Manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu are now expected to drive the club forward when it comes to footballing decision.

Fahmy joined Arsenal in the summer of 2017 after earning a strong reputation as an excellent contract negotiator during his time with cycling outfit Team Sky.

He has played a key role in a number of deals since joining Arsenal, in particular the move for William Saliba last year, while he has been instrumental in revolutionising the way the club negotiates contracts for young players.

Fahmy has pushed Arsenal towards using an incentivised performance-related model and that has been successful.

His departure is the latest upheaval at Arsenal when it comes to changes at an executive level.

Head of football Raul Sanllehi left earlier this year, while the likes of head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, chief executive Ivan Gazidis and director of high performance Darren Burgess have all gone in the time since Arsene Wenger departed in 2018.

Arsenal also made 55 redundancies earlier this year and overhauled their scouting network to a more data-driven approach.

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