Kroenke paying Super League fine could affect Arsenal’s transfer budget

Stan Kroenke could put Arsenal in a bit of trouble if he goes ahead with his plan to pay the club’s UEFA fine from his own pocket.

The Gunners have been fined for their involvement in the botched European Super League.

Kroenke alongside the owners of Liverpool and Manchester United have decided to meet the clubs’ fine of an initial £1.44 million plus 5% of their UEFA revenue each, from their personal pockets, according to Sun Sports.

But the report says that the offer could be seen as “owner funding” and will affect Arsenal’s Financial Fair Play calculations.

An expert told the report that Arsenal fans might see the American’s gesture as a good one, considering that they have been protesting for him to leave.

However, if he spends that money, it will be attributed to him as the owner of the club and it would affect how much they make and are allowed to spend in the next transfer window.

The expert explained: “If Kroenke pays from his own funds, that is deemed an owner expense.

“It means Arsenal’s next income will be reduced and will have an impact on the amount they are allowed to spend on players.

“While the Arsenal fans may be welcoming his decision now, they might not be so impressed if they discover they will have less to spend on players as a direct result.”

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15 Comments

  1. Dan kit says:

    Never rains but it pours for Arsenal fans
    This club is on the biggest free fall that I and privy must other fans have ever seen

  2. Quantic Dream says:

    The hell difference does £1.44M make in our transfer plans?

    1. Dan kit says:

      Think we need all the dollar we can get with the way we conduct ourselves QD 😂

    2. siamois says:

      Plus 5% of our UEFA revenues.

      1. antonioro says:

        What UEFA revenues?We are out of UEFA competitions for 1 year.Whit Arteta staying,maybe for more years to come…

  3. SueP says:

    The photo accompanying the article makes Kroenke look like a spiv
    Can you please find a more appealing photo?😬😬😬

    1. Dan kit says:

      Abit like vinnie and edu the go coke across as used car salesman

      1. Dan kit says:

        Come across as *

        1. Declan says:

          I preferred the coke using analogy as they are certainly on something 😜

    2. jon fox says:

      If is quacks like a duck, swims like a duck and acts like a duck, it IS a duck, SueP.
      FOR “DUCK” READ “SPIV”!

  4. Nickerless Bender says:

    Shows you what he knows about football. What a complete Wally😵

  5. Oracle Collins says:

    This coming window transfer buying 3 players is nothing or rubbish how many players did Chelsea bring in one window transfer to improve with immediate impact at least 5 players…what kind of a father sends his son to do his PR when his house is on fire🔥. it’s time to gooooooo.#Kroenkeout 🤔

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      why dont you buy the club instead?

      its only 2 billion pocket change for you

      you can spend and pay whatever you like

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Unfortunate truth, John; I wish some of us did have the money.

  6. Rodrick Leary says:

    What no one in this chat has brought up is Roman ambramovich already figured a way around this. Owners can give their teams a loan that doesn’t have a repayment date. This counts as income but not owner funding. This is why Chelsea was able to spend massive amounts of money even the times they’ve missed out on Europe or just the champions league.

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