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Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham set to leave after 14 years at club

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

September 14 2023
Arsenal Vinai Venkatesham

The Gunners will face Everton next Sunday

Vinai Venkatesham has served as the CEO of Arsenal since 2020, serving in that capacity for three years. He will be leaving to take on a new challenge, and Arsenal will be focusing on an exit strategy in his place.

Vinai Venkatesham, the highest-ranking executive of Arsenal, will step down from his position in the summer of 2024.

Venkatesham has worked as the club’s chief executive for the past three campaigns after joining as director of global partnerships in 2010.

Josh Kroenke, the co-chairman of the Gunners, responded to the news by stating: “The board is entirely supportive of Vinai’s choice to pursue his next challenge.

“This was a tough decision, but it is time to pursue another challenge,” he told the Arsenal club website. “Now is not the time for goodbyes as I remain focused until my last day and supporting a seamless transition.”

“Whilst it is business as usual with everyone focused on the season ahead, we’d like to take this moment to thank him for his contribution and long service.

“Vinai will always be part of the Arsenal family and always welcome back at Emirates Stadium.

“Change and succession is something the club is well prepared for. The board remains committed to our strategy and will address leadership change as we continue to drive the club forward.”

This coming weekend, on Super Sunday, the Gunners will play at Everton; kickoff is at 4.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. IST, this game precedes the first North London rivalry of the year.

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