The son of the Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is over in London conducting a review of the way the club is run with a view to making improvements, and Josgh’s arrival couldn’t have come at a worse time for Arsene Wenger. The Gunners have lost to Ostersunds at home, been embarrassed by Man City twice and then lost to a newly-promoted team to end a run of 34 games without defeat.
Things can only get worse on Thursday when Arsenal travel to Milan with only Danny Welbeck as striker, and now Josh Kroenke has spoken publicly about the need for Arsenal to be honest about the situation. ‘We have a saying over at Arsenal, victory through harmony.” Kroenke said.
‘I think that victory through harmony can take a lot of different meanings, but for me victory through harmony comes from communication.
‘You got to have open and honest dialogue about the reality that we are on because if we are sugar coating anything about ourselves, about our team, about our direction, we’re only kidding ourselves and we’re only going to be worse off for it in the long run.’
If we are going to be honest about the team, we have to admit they are rubbish. Our only direction is down at the moment. We will not make the Champions League, we will not win any trophies and we will be lucky to get back into the Europa next season, which is the level we have dropped to now. The reality is that something needs to be done right now to stop the rot, and I think Kroenke knows that too, unless he is kidding himself!