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Journalists assess Arsenal sale likelihood 0

Posted on May 04, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of Stan and Josh Kroenke, in charge of the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, selling Arsenal in the near future, particularly after the European Super League project fiasco and the fan protests that followed shortly.

Daniel Ek, co-founder of Spotify, apparently backed by former Arsenal stars Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Denis Bergkamp, caused quite a stir on the subject with his tweet suggesting he would be willing to buy Arsenal FC off the Kroenkes. However, The Athletic journalists David Ornstein and Matt Slater don’t believe that is likely to happen in the near future. The Kroenkes themselves have moved decisively to dismiss any notions of it, reiterating their committment to the club openly and promising a heavy investment in the squad this summer.

Arsenal owners respond to takeover rumours 0

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following the failed attempt at forming a breakaway ‘European Super League’, of which Arsenal were a part, there were (and still are) many club supporters who want Stan and Josh Kroenke, the owners, gone from the club. Further more, reports broke of Daniel Ek, a co-founder of Spotify, leading a group preparing a bid to buy Arsenal off the Kroenkes.

The current owners felt the need to react and clarify their position in this matter.

“In recent days we have noted media speculation regarding a potential takeover bid for Arsenal Football Club,” their statement read. “We remain 100% committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club. We have not received any offer and would not entertain any offer.

Does Stan Kroenke needs to go? 0

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

For years now Arsenal fans have been wondering whether or not Stan Kroenke is the right man to be at the head of the table within their football club and, more often than not, the answer has been no.

The curiosity surrounding that question has intensified in the wake of the European Super League debacle – which Kroenke is also at the head of. While the Gunners have apologised for even thinking about signing up, fans aren’t going to forget the fact that Stan has been at the forefront of the operation.

The Kroenke celebrations 0

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Like most Arsenal fans it’s pretty infuriating to stop and talk about Stan Kroenke, so we’re going to keep this as short as is humanly possible. The billionaire American has often been dubbed as one of the biggest problems at Arsenal Football Club ever since he took over, and there aren’t all too many loyal Gunners that are going to disagree with that. Sure, he has other investments, but if he’s going to try and run a football club then he could at least take the time to do it properly.

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.

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