Arsenal transfer guru Raul Sanllehi slammed by former star Gilles Grimandi over incoherent decisions – The Sun

ARSENAL head of football Raul Sanllehi is under attack for failing to give the club any direction.

After Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Brighton, Mikel Arteta’s team now face a major struggle to qualify for Europe next season.

Former player Gilles Grimandi claims Sanllehi, previously Barcelona’s director of football, has made some poor decisions.

Grimandi, 49, was one of Arsene Wenger’s closest confidants and an Arsenal chief scout from 2006-2019.

He was responsible for the club’s French operation before linking up with another ex-Gunner, Patrick Vieira, at Nice.

Grimandi said: “People didn’t realise the influence and the choices that Arsene made, choices which were often wise.

“We’re not able to read the project that’s in the hands of the directors and Sanllehi right now.

“There have been some debatable signings and it’s not possible to totally see from the outside what they want to do.

“There are some positive points. I believe in Mikel Arteta, he’s a person with a future.

"He’s a competent lad and someone who’s gained a certain amount of experience alongside Pep Guardiola.

“There is a lot of quality among the young players, but the directors have to take their responsibility and make much wiser choices."

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