According to reports, Arsenal are set to part with Ivan Gazidis ‘in the coming days’.
The chief executive has been headhunted by AC Milan, with the Serie A giants ready to appoint him in the same position.
The Guardian report that AC Milan believe he will head to San Siro in the coming weeks.
Many will see his departure as a bitter blow to Arsenal having undergone huge changes over the last six month.
Gazidis has driven the change in manager with Arsene Wenger leaving the club after 22 years and being replaced by Unai Emery.
However, false promises in previous years had caused friction between he and some Arsenal fans.
Still, to lose the 53 year-old now could send the club into a potential crisis right at the start of a new era.
A change above him could upset that and the Spaniard will have to answer to someone else.
AC Milan are owned by a US hedge fund, the Elliott group who, along with president Paolo Scaroni have made Gazidis the No 1 target.