While players are returning from their country to their various clubs, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was recently being accused of bringing in only Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac in the summer transfer window while selling more players than he added to the squad, but it’s no more news that the Gunners are not big spenders when it comes to the transfer windows.
Wenger’s spell at Emirates could be nearing an end, as reports from Express is covering that an agreement have been reached between former Dutch Marc Overmars and Arsenal boards to join them as director of football at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
Wenger has been controlling all sides of the club and the mission of the boards to assign a new director of football has been almost impossible with opposition Wenger holds on the club. It was said that the decline in 67-year-old tactical prowess played a part in the Board to make a move to appoint a new director.
Meanwhile, Overmars, who has been controlling football matters at Ajax since appointment in 2011 and his experience with Arsenal and the Premier League makes him the best suitable for the job. The 44 year old was reported to have bought shares with the club where he first started his football career Go Ahead Eagle Fc thus making a member of the club’s supervisory, and later became a youth coach for Ajax and moved upwards to taking the director of football at the Dutch club.
The report further claims that an agreement has been reached between Arsenal and Overmars to join the boards next season in the past of Director of Football, when his main job will be to bring new players to the London club.
Wenger has already revealed that he is not willing to work with a Director of Football, speaking about it he said: “I never understand what it means, director of football.
“I’m manager of Arsenal and as long as I am manager I will decide what happens on the technical front. That’s it.”
In-short the Dutchman will be acting as Wenger’s right hand man, but will have the final say on the transfers come next transfer window.