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Arsenal have hired legal expert Huss Fahmy from Team Sky as part of their overhaul of their management team.
The new arrival is expected to work alongside chief negotiator Dick Law and chief executive Ivan Gazidis and it has been reported he will focus on legal issues surrounding contracts.
According to the Daily Mail, Fahmy, who is head of legal and commercial at the cycling team, will assist Dick Law in contract negotiations at Arsenal. The London club have received intense criticism after letting a number of key players’ contracts wind down to the last year.
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny are the most notable names of players with less than a year left on their respective deals, and Arsenal are hoping Fahmy’s influence could see the quartet tied down to long-term contracts this summer.
Fahmy worked at Team Sky since its inception in 2010 and also held positions at international law firm Herbert Smith.
Fahmy’s arrival comes alongside that of Australian fitness guru Darren Burgess, who has left Aussie rules side Port Adelaide where he served as their head of high performance.