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(Reuters) – Arsenal owners have no plans to sell the Premier League club despite the backlash after they entered the breakaway European Super League, said director Josh Kroenke.
Arsenal was one of six English clubs that signed up for the project before withdrew in the storm of protests from British fans, players and the government along with threats of bans and sanctions from Europe and the world game governing body.
Kroenke, whose father Stan Kroenke signed a deal to take full control of Arsenal in 2018, said they “have no intention of selling” and they believe they are fit to “continue our position as a the way to be the “temple keeper” of the club.
“I may face mistrust and skepticism, but over time I hope to establish some sort of relationship with our supportive groups and show them that we are capable of bringing His club went up, “he added.
Kroenke said the decision to sign up for the controversial joint venture was made to protect the club’s future.
“The first question we ask is: what’s worse, Super League or Super League without Arsenal? We decided the Super League without Arsenal was the worst,” he added.
Kroenke said the question the fans wanted was one that required a “much more complex answer” than they had time to ponder.
“From an English fan’s perspective … they want to see more big games,” he added.
“But as one Chelsea supporter wrote on a sign I saw online the day before, you still want cold nights in Stoke.”
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said on Thursday Stan Kroenke, CEO Vinai Venkatesham and other London club figures involved in the Super League plan apologized to the players and himself. he.
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