Depending on who you believe, there are conflicting reasons as to why Mesut Ozil has been frozen out at Arsenal - but what cannot be argued is that this is a sorry end to his time in north London.Back in September 2013, Arsene Wenger could hardly keep the smile off his face when he was asked about new arrivals the day before Ozil signed on transfer deadline day.
Huss Fahmy has become the latest high-profile executive to leave Arsenal as the club continues to drastically restructure its internal operations. Fahmy, the director of football operations, joined Arsenal in 2017 and has been a key figure in recruitment and contract negotiations behind the scenes. The legal expert played a significant role in the appointment of Mikel Arteta as manager and was crucial to completing a number of Arsenal’s most high-profile transfers in recent years. Fahmy’s time at the club will officially end next month, with chief executive Vinai Venkatesham and technical director Edu looking to reshape the business after a summer of huge change off the pitch. Arsenal made 55 redundancies and overhauled their scouting network earlier this year, and also announced the sudden departure of Raul Sanllehi, the former head of football, in August. Fahmy’s exit is part of Venkatesham's ongoing plan to streamline the business, with Arteta, Edu and academy manager Per Mertesacker the primary leaders of the footballing arm of the club.
Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of all the latest transfer news as the fallout continues from last week's deadline day.The domestic window finally slammed shut for Premier League clubs in its entirety on Friday, 16 October, with the international window having already closed on October 5.