Arsenal owner Kroenke under pressure to explain plans

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is coming under pressure to be more communicative.

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is coming under pressure to be more communicative.

The Sunday Mirror says Kroenke is set to come under more pressure to outline his plans to keep Arsenal competitive.

The Arsenal owner could even be forced to explain himself to the Takeover Panel if he refuses to speak with worried fans.

The 2011 Arsenal takeover document from Kroenke Sports Enterprises stated: “Mr Kroenke has made it a priority to meet with supporters and fan groups in formal and informal settings.”

But it hasn’t happened. Nicknamed ‘Silent Stan’, Kroenke does attend the club AGM, where he addresses shareholders, but fan groups want to personally question the American tycoon on his vision for Arsenal.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis regularly meets with supporters and answers questions, but fans argue Kroenke is yet to fulfil his promise – and could launch a formal complaint to the Takeover Panel unless that changes.

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