Arsenal: Josh Kroenke admits club not in position to compete for trophies, Arsenal have been on a significant decline in the latter years of the famed Invincibles that reigned in the early 2000s – Fans have been raging in recent months calling for changes at the club to have their glory days restored.
The Gunners’ top leadership however believes the club is yet to reach the desired level that would guarantee titles Josh Kroenke, son of Arsenal owner, has sensationally claimed the Premier League club is currently not in the position to compete for titles just weeks to the new season. The assertions come amid growing disaffection among the club’s fans who insists “things need to change. VIEW FULL TWEET
In a detailed letter to Kroenke, and the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) that owns Arsenal, the fans labelled the American billionaire “passive” and “absent,” accusing the owners of using the club for self-enrichment. And in an apparent response to the criticism, Josh Kroenke who also doubles up as the vice-chairman of KSE has maintained the club can no longer compete for top trophies. However, he was quick to point out the club’s top leadership is working around the clock to ensure Arsenal’s restores its former glory. VIEW TWEET
“As much as we would love to say that we’ll be competing for the top trophies tomorrow, we know that that’s not the case and that we have to get to work on that,” Kroenke told the club’s website. Kroenke exuded confidence changes made at the club in the last 18 months, including hiring of a technical director could turn around Arsenal’s fortunes.
From our coaching staff to our management, there have been significant changes that have gone on and I’m really excited to let those foundations continue to grow and take shape to build a successful future for Arsenal,” he submitted. FIFA LOOSES LICENSE TO ROLANDO’S CLUB
The Emirates outfit did not win any trophy last season, finishing fifth in the Premier League, a point behind rivals Spurs who came in fourth. The side’s only hopes of winning a title were dashed by Chelsea after losing the final of last season’s Europa League in Baku.
The former Gunner who was a member of the Invincibles in the 2003-04 season, will coordinate the work of the club’s first-team coaching group, academy, player scouting and recruitment. IGHALO LEADS THE GOLDEN BOOT…