Arsenal ‘fans are searching’ for answers that the owners aren’t giving

Gary Neville has claimed that the owners of the big clubs aren’t communicating enough with their fans including Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke.

The club was the subject of a public takeover attempt last season, which raised questions about the direction the club was headed, and Daniel Ek is still believed to be eyeing the ownership at present.

Following the recent takeover of Newcastle United, further spotlight has shone on the current ownership, and Neville insists that they have to work better to communicate better with their fanbases.

“I always feel with these big clubs,” said Neville. “A lot of these big clubs now, there isn’t enough communication from the ownership to the fans at all.

“So, actually, they are left to wonder sometimes. What the project is? What the real long-term plan is? I feel that’s really poor. I think that there isn’t that direction sort of publicly you get from Arsenal.

“Kroenke, I have never heard from him. I just feel that is something fans are searching and wanting more, and they’re not getting it. It’s disappointing.”

Kroenke did mention shortly after the takeover attempt that he was going to make further communications with the fans, and I recall one segment in a the first matchday programme of the season, but much of it was vague and didn’t explain very much, but it was something.

I don’t imagine it would be too easy to openly discuss the thinking of what goes on behind the scenes, but what is certain is that the fans would like to hear more from their owners, that much we can agree with Neville.

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. A J says:

    Keep more than one eye on events in January regarding Mr Kroenke.

  2. jon fox says:

    Kroenke is the worst tye of arrogant owner who considers we fans to be “little and unimportant” people . Hence the complete lack of communication with us ever since he first took effective control back in 2007.

    He and his dreadful ilk have no conception of the morality of ALL club fans being , in moral terms, the true owners of their club.
    He thinks only about the legal ownership and that is the great divide between a mega rich arch capitalist without morals and capitalists who HAVE morals, as SOME indeed do.

    But find me a multi billionaire anywhere, BILL GATES APART, WHO TRULY CARES FOR ORDINARY AND “LITTLE” PEOPLE and I say you cannot do so. SIGH!

    And if you truly think DANIEL EK WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE CLAIMS HE WOULD BE, YOU ARE BEING NAIVE MY FRIENDS!
    Reality says you don’t become mega rich by putting people and their needs in front of making money. Tell me I’m wrong, if you dare!

    I pray that AJ , WHO HAS BEEN WARNING ABOUT KROENKES POSSIBLE HUGE PERSONAL FINANCIAL COST IN COURT OVER ST LOUIS, NEXT JANUARY, is proved correct!

  3. A J says:

    Kroenke refuses to adhere to a court ruling to release certain “personal” financial information.

    ” Stan Kroenke takes fight over release of financial information to Missouri Supreme Court”

    ” Rams owner Stan Kroenke is spending plenty of money to keep people from finding out how much money he has.”

    Why do I bother to post this ?

    Look at lines 3 & 4 below;

    “Kroenke is willing to produce his financial statements for the past three years, but he wants to protect information related to enterprises unrelated to the Rams and/or the massive fortune of his wife, Ann Walton, a multi-billionaire Wal-Mart heiress.”

    Quote – “enterprises unrelated to the Rams”

    ONE BEING ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB !

    The ruling from the trial court clearly targets information regarding “ANY entity owned in whole or in part or directly or indirectly,”

    Mr Kroenke is to date, refusing to disclose this information.

    The latest information re’ the case is the city of St Louis has the NFL & owners “by the throat”.

    I continue to watch this space.

    1. A J says:

      Make that line 2 – the paragraph re-ordered upon posting.

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