Arsenal’s Head Of Football Operations Huss Fahmy Steps Down

Arsenal’s head of football operations Huss Fahmy has become the latest in a string of high-profile club executives to leave the Emirates.

He was considered Arsenal’s top contract negotiator but will depart after conducting a month-long handover.

Fahmy’s exit follows those of head of recruitment Francis Cagigao and head of football Raul Sanllehi in August, while scouts Peter Clark and Brian McDermott were also let go.

Arsenal announced last summer they would be making 55 staff redundant in light of the coronavirus outbreak, which caused “more significant and longer-lasting reductions in our revenue than we all hoped”.

Fahmy joined the Emirate outfit from Team Sky in June 2017 and Sanllehi described him as “a talented and highly-capable leader of our football operations”.

But he will leave his role negotiating contracts and meeting with agents, according to The Athletic, which adds sources close to the Gnners are “unsurprised” by his departure.

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Arsenal’s recruitment process has been under scrutiny this year, while it is expected sporting director Edu will take charge of contract negotiations.

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