Stan Kroenke’s January orders will not spell pleasant reading fellow Gunners

Stan Kroenke has supposedly told Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta that he will have to sell before he can buy in the coming window.

The Gunners are wallowing in 15th place in the Premier League table at present, and are in need of much improving, but the owners are supposedly unwilling to sanction further spending until money can be brought in.

Our club was expected to offload a number of players from their squad during the summer, but failed to do so, but the club still sanctioned considerable spending.

The likes of Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Hector Bellerin, Mo Elneny, Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang were all linked with exits during the previous window, but all stayed with the club, and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will look to move some of these in next month.

If Arteta is to bring in a new creative midfielder as has been widely speculated, then he will have to raise funds somehow, with the Express stating that Stan Kroenke will not sanction any purchases until he can offload some of the current crop.

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18 Comments

  1. y3mmxiii says:

    Unfortunate.

    1. myst says:

      no it’s sensible, because the wage bill is already high and we have too many players. it would fore Arteta to get rid of the poor players here and theyd have to cut their losses on some.

    2. Wolfgang says:

      That’s it. Arsenal are a self sustaining model.
      They are an other epl club. Dont be surprised the invitation to join the super league shd it come about, will be with drawn.

      1. Mitch says:

        This is a lie

  2. Grandad says:

    Completely understandable .Kroenke may be many things but he is not a mug.

  3. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    of course in a perfect world we would get rid of several undesirable players that are currently under contract, even if that meant having to absorb some monetary losses, then acquire a proper creative midfielder…the chances of this happening seems a little far-fetched considering our glaring lack of desired players and their respectively high wages(especially with the financial constraints of covid)…that said, the one thing we can’t do is make any desperation purchases that provide little functional assistance in the short-term, but complicate matter further moving forward…this likewise means no shoe-horned loans or non-sensical player swaps, which means no Kallstrom, no Denis Suarez and certainly no Sanchez for Miki-type trades…who knows, maybe we can actually exorcise some of the ghosts of January transfer window pasts by bringing in another Auba like impact player…seem unlikely but I’m trying to remain as positive as humanly possible in these uncertain times

  4. geo says:

    Mustafi, Aruba, Wilian, Luiz, Kolasenic,
    all should go

  5. Aaron says:

    Expecting anything else from this guy?
    Ever….

  6. Reggie says:

    The wage bill is booming, the squad is over inflated and its January. No surprises there. IF we can shift some driftwood out then we could get some in but getting our shizzle out first will be very very difficult.

  7. JW says:

    What Kroenke supposedly said sounds good financial practice.
    The problem is that Arsenal will have trouble giving away many of our Deadwood players for free, let alone selling them for money.
    I think the best Arsenal can do is let most of the unwanted players go for free, just to get their salaries off the books.
    Then the “Board” need to understand Arsenal’s predicament and stump up enough cash to at least buy two quality players.
    But two quality players would cost $90m at least, and can anyone see that much being made available?
    My real worry is that we sell our better players again, and buy more deadwood.
    I still watch Emi Martinez at Villa and weep!!!

    1. ahmad73 says:

      JW: I am with you regarding Martinez. I don’t weep I just get really pissed off. He is everything that Leno is not. A real blunder by Farteta. The same thing with Balogun now.

  8. SueP says:

    It’s obvious to us all that players need to go. There are differences of opinion on who they are but trying to be busy in the transfer window and being successful are two different things.

    Please, no more has beens , or maybe’s just to plug a hole. Unless the league is really dodgy then making do may have to be the answer until the summer

  9. Weeble says:

    I need a citation for this article. What proof has the author of that which he is claiming? And no I don’t want bread about how Kroenke is this or that just a citation please.

  10. Weeble says:

    subs “read” for “bread” lousy typist at work here.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      The first thing Kroenke and KS&E have to address is upgrading the Board and senior executives to improve player scouting, recruitment and retention, together with financial management at the Arsenal.

  11. gunnerforlife says:

    What Cronk is saying makes real sense. Arsenal must get rid of some players before we go shopping, the wage bill is really too big to handle.

    1. Davi says:

      Also, I thought Ozil and sokratis were left out of the squad because we have too many players. We’d probably have to leave someone else out if we bought a new player, which is just more money down the drain and another unhappy person at the training ground.

  12. Jacket says:

    We’ve tried to get rid of these players before but it’s tumbleweeds out there. We couldn’t give them away. No clubs want these soft, overpaid players.

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