Pundit says Josh Kroenke has to follow up Emirates visit with splashing the cash

Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire has told Arsenal’s owners that they have to splash money on the club if they are serious about winning back the fans.

The Gunners have seen their supporters protest against its owners in recent weeks following their decision to join the botched European Super League.

Stan Kroenke is also facing pressure from Daniel Ek to sell after the Spotify CEO found funds to buy the club.

He is a long-time Gunner and after enlisting the support of former players like Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, Kroenke is under serious pressure to either sign top players or sell the club.

His son, Josh Kroenke, was at the Emirates for Arsenal’s last game of the season against Brighton, a gesture that is seen as an act of reaching out.

Maguire says he is trying to reach out to the fans, but he would need to do more than that to win them over.

He told Football Insider: “I think it’s a diplomatic move from Josh Kroenke. I do think it’s a sign of reaching out.

“However, I don’t necessarily think it will have gone down particularly well with the fanbase.

“But Arsenal did go on a good run towards the end of the season. I think supporters will note the action but what they want to see is further evidence of investment.

“That’s going to be crucial to win over what we already know is a very disillusioned fanbase.”

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9 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    It’s too late. What top player with genuine aspirations will want to come to a club without even the ability to play Europa League football?

    8th place for 2 seasons shows no improvement either. Actually considering we won the FA Cup last time and not this season it actually shows a further regression.

  2. Ayan says:

    You are right my brother!

  3. Reggie says:

    The kronks are missing up Arsenal and ruining what we had. Look over London to Chelsea who sacked their under performing manager and reaped the rewards. We keep ours and we are reaping the lack of rewards. They haven’t a clue how to run a successful football club.

    1. Reggie says:

      Messing.

  4. RFrancis says:

    Despite the gloom and doom, I am still hopeful.
    Very soon, most of the top European Clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan will be selling top-rated players at discounted prices to repay large debts.
    With the right financial backing from the Kroenkes – to save their own investment – we could be presented with attractive opportunities to significantly improve our squad. The key question however is: do we have the people and skills within the club to take advantage of this unique opportunity?

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      This club wouldn’t know a unique opportunity if it smacked them in the face, just like in 2015-16 when Wenger had arguably his worst transfer windows, which is quite a statement considering his post-Dein recruitment history, when we only got the semi-retired Cech in the summer then Elneny in the winter window, only to watch Leicester City win the League title

    2. Reggie says:

      How on earth can you think, first that we have an owner that is interested or know what he is doing. And second, we are in as much trouble financially as anybody else and positionally in the league, not in a position to attrack anyone decent.

  5. Abba Isah alhassan says:

    Kroenke out that’s all
    I love only arsenal I support arsenal I’m not happy about this situation
    All is bad at arsenal right now
    I need to see change

    From Nigeria

  6. RSH says:

    you have to be crazy to expect anything from the kroenke’s they’ve CONSISTENLY shown they are not serious about Arsenal’s success. The fact arteta is still manager is all the proof we need about the immediate future of the club.

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