LONDON – Josh Kroenke admits Arsenal cannot currently challenge for the top trophies.
Director Kroenke delivered a sobering dose of realism just days after Arsenal’s fans had united to voice their frustration at the club’s decline ahead of their third season running in the Europa League, and 15 years since their last Premier League title.
A collection of 16 supporters’ groups joined forces and released a statement demanding change and proof that those at the top of the club care as much as they do.
Kroenke, son of Arsenal owner Stan, issued a passionate response yesterday, admitting he was “hurt” seeing the supporters’ letter, declaring his passion for the club and determination to win.
But he confessed: “There are no shortcuts. As much as we would love to say that we’ll be competing for the top trophies tomorrow, we know that’s not the case, and that we have to get to work on that.