Arsenal sacked Head of Football Raul Sanllehi a little earlier this summer.
The Gunners confirmed on August 15 that the Spaniard had left North London in somewhat sudden circumstances.
Sanllehi had made a number of questionable transfers during his time at Arsenal, but he also got some things spot-on.
Last summer, the former Barcelona chief was nicknamed Don Raul by fans of the Emirates Stadium outfit for his transfer business – particularly for the addition of Nicolas Pepe in a club-record £72 million deal.
And one deal now looks much, much better than it did last year.
Arsenal picked up £34 million in the sale of Alex Iwobi to Everton and fast forward 12 months, it’s an absolute bargain.
That’s because Everton have reportedly put the Nigeria international up for sale [The Mirror], with the former Gunners winger failing to make Carlo Ancelotti’s squad for either game this season.
An unflattering debut year on Merseyside yielded only two goals and one assist across all competitions, meaning that the Toffees are set for a monumental loss if they do wind up selling him.
That £34 million is one of the biggest transfer fees that Arsenal have ever received for a player and by virtue of the fact it was for a player who can’t get into Everton’s squad, an attacking player who scored twice last season, it’s a stunning piece of business.
Raul wasn’t quite the messiah that Arsenal fans touted him as being a year ago, but he certainly turned water into wine as far as Iwobi goes.