Published: Wed, August 21, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Arsenal spending not about fan unrest - Kroenke

Arsenal spending not about fan unrest - Kroenke

Arsenal's recent record at Anfield is actually bad.

"Based on the strength of our league, which is the greatest in the world, if you're competing for the Premier League title, you're competing elsewhere for other silverware as well; whether that's the FA Cup, whether that's European silverware". To be back in the Champions' League.

The Gunners face a hard couple of games as they take on Liverpool at Anfield this weekend before clashing with Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby the following week.

"My main message to Vinai (Venkatesham, managing director) and Raul (Sanllehi, head of football) coming back from Baku on the plane and then throughout meetings all day the following day with them and Unai (Emery, head coach), was: "Let's be aggressive and find out what's possible".

Arsenal fans had called on Stan Kroenke to end his "passive" ownership of the club earlier this summer, accusing the American of a lack of investment in the squad, but Josh Kroenke insists those protests did not affect the club's transfer policy.

He believes many clubs and observers were left shocked by the way Arsenal conducted their business this summer.

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Kroenke added: "That's 100 per cent on our football operations department, but I would say whatever we're doing we're going to be aggressive and we're going to be decisive, and we're going to communicate well and honestly through it all". We're excited to keep pushing that now and into the future, " Kroenke said according to BBC.

Last season's top scorer in the Championship already has four in two games in the top flight after becoming the first Norwich player in 26 years to score a Premier League hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

"We identified key targets, worked on those deals and over time we were able to execute them".

'We weren't reactive this summer, we were actually proactive, ' he said. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good. We are going to prepare both defensively and offensively.

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