SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Arsenal FC CEO Ivan Gazidis speaks during the Western Sydney Wanderers Gold Star Luncheon at The Westin on July 14, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

New AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has vowed to do all he can to return the club back to winning ways

After leaving Arsenal in October, Gazidis officially began his new role at Milan at the start of this month.

The 54-year-old South African took the opportunity to address the Milan supporters on Wednesday, where he announced his intentions to return the Serie A side to winning ways.

“It’s a great honour to be chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive,” said Gazidis on the club website.

“I’d like to assure the club’s millions of fans all over the world that I will work with my heart and soul to do the very best job that I can.

“To achieve what we all want for this great football club, the hard work must start now and it will require teamwork, both on and off the pitch.

“I’m extremely excited about the opportunities ahead and although the journey will be challenging I’m confident that together we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs.”

Milan haven’t won a trophy since the Supercoppa Italiana in 2016 with their last Serie A title coming in 2011.