Arsenal’s chief transfer negotiator Dick Law is set to leave the club this summer, if recent reports are to be believed.
Law has been bombarded with criticism from supporters in recent seasons as transfer targets have regularly failed to materialise due to his own reported failings. Arsenal have missed out on a long list of players they were interested in, either through a break-down in negotiations or acting too late with concrete interest made by rival clubs.
With that in mind, it should not come as a surprise that former striker Ian Wright had his say last weekend on BT Sport.
“You talk about those people [Suarez, Higuain, Kante], I’m hearing that Dick Law is going to leave at the end of the season and rightly so.
“I’m hearing things like he was the one [who messed up] with Suarez. He was the one – with Özil – who missed the plane. This is somebody who is trying to bring in recruitment to make the club better. That’s the incompetence we’re dealing with,” Wright continued.
Mesut Özil has said previously that he’s happy in London and eager to remain at the club, but contract negotiations have dragged on far too long. Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, has been drafted in to handle the situation as Law and Özil’s representatives have failed to reach an agreement this season.
With the club preparing for a significant summer of change, this news will be an encouraging sign of things to come for Arsenal as they aim to progress and avoid mistakes of old.