AC Milan and former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The club announced that Gazidis will remain operational and will receive treatment from specialized clinics. “Based on an extensive series of tests and scans, doctors expect he will make a full recovery.” the Serie A club AC Milan said in a statement about Ivan Gazidis.
“Of course, there is never a good time for a diagnosis of cancer. But I have a very curable form of cancer and a positive diagnosis.” Gazidis said. “I have world-class medical expertise, and the support of so many loved ones and everyone at the club, and I am confident based on all advice that cancer will be treated successfully, with a full recovery.”
“My diagnosis demonstrates the importance of regular medical checkups, even if you don’t have symptoms,” he added. “I would encourage everyone to prioritize their health and to make sure, even in the day-to-day obligations of life and work, that they have their regular medical checkups.”
Gazidis is 56 years of age and took over the CEO role at AC Milan in 2018. He held a similar position at Arsenal where he held the position for a decade. He was the CEO of the club when long-term Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger left the club. Gazidis was in charge of a lengthy project to find the best man to take the gunners forward. He appointed Unai Emery after a month.