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Could wage bill deduction impact Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Following a tough first game in the Premier League, Arsenal manager Unai Emery would’ve been hoping to focus all of his attention on the upcoming showdown with Chelsea – but unfortunately, distractions are bound to happen in football. Now while he can obviously choose to ignore them, the fact that these rumours are suggesting that they need to significantly cut their wage bill is pretty worrying.

According to The Telegraph, the introduction of a new kit deal and shirt sponsorship next season will help out massively, but it could affect their ability to bring in players during the January transfer window. Obviously, that feels like it’s a million miles away from today given that the summer transfer window has only just closed, but it’ll come around much quicker than you may think.

Kroenke set to launch Arsenal bid 0

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Stan Kroenke has bought out Alisher Usmanov, meaning that he now has sole control and ownership of Arsenal Football Club. The overall value is believed to be around £1.8 million, with Kroenke now being the metaphorical judge, jury and executioner in North London – or, at least, one part of North London.

It’s a move that has upset and angered many fans who believe that this pulls them further away from the club that they know and love which, on the face of it, makes a lot of sense. Kroenke has long since been viewed as one of the major problems behind the struggle that the Gunners have experienced over the last few years, with his inability to pull the trigger on sacking Arsene Wenger being a big reason for that.

The summer transfer kitty to be increased by £20million 0

Posted on May 28, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to the Telegraph, Stan Kroenke has decided to make extra £20million available for transfers this summer.

It had been initially announced that the club’s transfer kitty would amount to £50million plus any income generated by player sales, but now that sum has gone up to £70million. A small increase, but a welcome one, nevertheless.

Money aside, the first signing of the Unai Emery era might come as a free transfer. The contract of Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner is about to expire and at Arsenal they believe the presence of the Switzerland captain would bring some much needed leadership qualities to the back line, as Laurent Koscielny remains unavailable at least until November. The team captain suffered knee ligament damage in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.

Alan Smith warns that fan fury is growing into a ‘crescendo’ 1

Posted on November 11, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal star Alan Smith has warned that fan anger is growing into a ‘crescendo’ as there is a lack of passion for the club from Stan Kroenke.

Arsenal were beaten last weekend by Manchester City in a 3-1 defeat as they were plunged into even more pressure. The Premier League leaders were good value for their win, and they should have probably beaten the London side by more, with their finishing unusually wayward.

The defeat means that Arsenal have slipped down into sixth place, 12 short of City at the top. The loss saw their slim title hopes all but extinguished, while they are now three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea too.

Kroenke reportedly steps in to end Bellerin transfer saga 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has stepped in and spoken to Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin in a bid to keep him at the Emirates Stadium next season, reports Football.London. Spanish publication Cadena Sar believe the Arsenal owner has personally had words with Bellerin to convince him to reject interest from former side Barcelona to continue developing in London.

The 22-year-old, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2015/16, is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and overcome poor form last season to end the campaign strongly. Bellerin made 33 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating five goals, and helped the Gunners lift the FA Cup in May’s final against Chelsea.

Would Tuchel have proven a good alternative to Wenger? 0

Posted on May 30, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the BBC, Arsenal have decided to hand veteran boss Arsene Wenger a two-year extension to his contract that expires this summer.

The news will not come as a surprise for most Gunners fans, as Wenger is now part of the furniture at the north London club. The Frenchman has come in for heavy criticism over the past few seasons, despite winning the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons.

However, Gunners fans have become disillusioned with the club’s inability to win the Premier League title and some have called for change. Wenger and the club’s owner Stan Kroenke are reported to have made a verbal agreement on Monday after a meeting to determine the Frenchman’s future.

Wenger set to sign new two-year deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 29, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger heads into the Tuesday’s board meeting in confident mood, feeling optimistic about his chances of signing a contract extension with Arsenal.

The 67-year-old tactician’s future has been a subject of intense debate over the past couple of months with Arsenal failing to go past Bayern Munich in the Champions League and ending up finishing domestic season outside the top four in the Premier League.

The 2-1 FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea still remains Wenger’s trump card in the forthcoming negotiations.

Arsene Wenger could sign new deal by the end of the week 0

Posted on January 22, 2014 by David Nugent

According to ESPN, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could sign a new deal with the club by the end of the week. The 62-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and there was speculation about his future in the summer.

However, with the Gunners riding high in the Premier League table it now looks like the Frenchman is prepared to commit his future to the Gunners. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has reportedly travelled to England to finalise a new three-year-deal for the Gunners boss believed to be worth £24million.

Arsenal hopeful of keeping Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on September 27, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke spoke to the Daily Telegraph to reveal his admiration for manager Arsene Wenger. He added how he would like the long-serving boss to extend his stay with Arsenal past his contract expiration next summer.

Through thick and thin the club have stood by Wenger, and this season it could be justified after the Gunners have gotten off to a bright start to the new Premier League season.

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