Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has urged for Stan Kroenke to give up the reigns of the club, with Alisher Usmanov coming in with a monster bid.
The Gunners have just endured their worst campaign since Arsene Wenger took over as boss back in 1996, although their campaign can seemingly be saved with a last-ditch entry to the Champions League, as well as having the FA Cup final to play out.
The season has been burdened by protests, with fans urging the club to make changes, and much of that anger has been put on manager Wenger’s head. Planes have been flown over stadiums, while many banners have been seen brandishing the slogan #WengerOut inside the arena.
Kroenke has gotten away scott-free for much of the protest, but with Alisher Usmanov finally making an offer to take over the club, you can expect the direction of those protests to take a huge turn.
Ian Wright has now led the call for Kroenke to sell, while also calling for change. He said: “Something has to change, whether it is the manager Arsene Wenger or whether it is the board upstairs.
“Top players may want to leave,” Wright added. “Too much is up in the air. Something has got to happen for Arsenal to go to that next level. This bid will galvanise the fans.”
“Abramovich is a winner. Stan Kroenke sees it as another asset. If you look at all his other franchises, they are doing the same.
“They are mediocre, with poor attendances and aren’t achieving anything as a team. That is where Arsenal are at the moment.
“We need an owner like Abramovich, who wants to win. I would swap Arsenal’s last 10 years for what Chelsea have done.”
Would Usmanov turn us into consistent title challengers again? Does Kroenke and Wenger both need to go?