The Best Start Possible and Arsenal appoints three new Senior Executives

The BBC seem convinced that Everton were so bad that anyone would have scored 6 goals against them if not more. Why talk at all about a team that scored 6 goals away from home on opening day? Then there’s Myles Palmer, the writer who is not a gooner but his hobby is to write for a site called Arsenal News Review. The way this guy carries on you’d think Arsenal had lost 6-1 to Everton and been knocked out of the Champions League by Celtic.
What do I think? Wow football’s back and I can’t get enough of it! The way I see it, Arsenal could not have started the season any better than they have. Away from home against the team that finished 1 place behind you last year and then away to Scotland to play at a stadium where no English team has won since Nottingham Forest. Would anyone criticise Chelsea or Man Utd if they came back from those 2 games with 2 draws? To come away 2 wins, 8 goals for and 1 against really is not a bad thing is it. Imagine if that was Chelsea or Man U and how Linekar, Hansen and co. would be reacting. Yes I agree that Everton were awful and the goals against Celtic were fortunate but no matter how good or bad the opposition, you still need to have played alright to score 6 and to get the goals against Celtic, Arsenal had to force the freekick and force the defender to try and get in the way before he scored an own goal.
As Myles Palmer points out, none of the starting strikers have scored but I’m not really bothered about that. Arshavin and Van Persie will get goals and I am very impressed with the way NB52 has been playing. The fact that Arsenal have been scoring from midfield and Lampard style deflections is not a bad thing at all. Surely this is the alternative we’ve all been waiting for to the exquisite pass into the net type of goals.
Having seen both games on tv, I am very impressed with Gallas and Vermaelen. The latter looks a very good player and first impressions suggest he may be mentally stronger than Kolo Toure (the same  Kolo Toure who along with Adebayor has suddenly been recognised by Alan Hansen and MOTD). Fabregas has started brightly and looks more up for it than he did last year. As I mentioned before NB52 looks a lot better on the ball this year too but after 2 games, I think the player that really deserves a mention is Alex Song. 1 year older, more confident and stronger than he was before, Song is finally starting to show me why Arsene Wenger is the manager of Arsenal and I am a software developer. Once again I’ll put my hands up and apologise for criticising AW and writing the kid off too early for once again it looks like a cheap youngster may go on to become a quality player.
Arsenal has announced that after an extensive recruitment process, it has filled three senior executive positions at the Club, with the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer, General Counsel and Head of People and Operations.
Vastly experienced professionals in their respective disciplines, Tom Fox (Chief Commercial Officer), Svenja Geissmar (General Counsel) and Trevor Saving (Head of People and Operations) will all be joining Arsenal’s Senior Management Team by the end of September.
All three will report into Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Gazidis, who himself joined Arsenal in January 2009 from his previous position as Deputy Commissioner for Major League Soccer in the USA.
Gazidis said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming three professionals of the calibre of Tom, Svenja and Trevor to Arsenal Football Club. They are all hugely experienced and successful in their respective fields and will each add a vast amount of skill and expertise to our overall operation.
“The collective business acumen of our three new appointments will be a huge asset to Arsenal Football Club and is just another sign of our ambition for the forthcoming years.”

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