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Arsenal fans have reacted with excitement at the news that Raul Sanllehi has joined the club as the new head of football relations.
The 48-year-old, who left Barcelona on Monday after 14 years, will officially start the role in February and follows on from the arrival of chief scout Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month.
Both new arrivals have been pushed through by chief executive Ivan Gazidis and many believe the American is now putting plans in place for life after Arsene Wenger.
Speaking about Sanllehi’s appointment, Gazidis said: “Raul’s appointment is another important step in developing the infrastructure we need at the club to take everything we do to the next level.
“Raul has extensive contacts across the football world and has been directly involved in some of the biggest transfers in Europe in recent years. We look forward to him bringing that expertise to Arsenal.”
Confirmation of Sanllehi’s appointment has gone down very well with fans on social media – with plenty praising Gazidis for the part he played in luring him to the club from the Camp Nou.
Here’s a selection of what’s been said on social media.
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