EPL: Kroenke take decision on selling Arsenal ahead of Fulham clash

Kroenke Sports Enterprises have made it clear they don’t intend to sell Arsenal.

The American owners also pledged to cover the cost of the club’s failed attempt to join a European Super League.

Gunners director Josh Kroenke revealed this during a stormy meeting with supporters on Thursday.

Arsenal regularly hold Fans’ Forum events with influential groups throughout the season but Kroenke, son of owner Stan, made a rare appearance via Zoom alongside chief executive Vinai Venkatesham.

A significant percentage of supporters have always opposed Kroenke’s ownership ever since he took a majority shareholding in 2011 and the club’s attempts to breakaway have reignited hostility among the fanbase, leading to some speculation the group could look to sell.

However, Kroenke quashed those rumours and confirmed his parent company will cover the withdrawal fees arising from their U-turn. Reports suggest these are in the region of £8 million, but Venkatesham indicated the figure was lower.

When asked: when KSE wanted to sell, Kroenke replied: “I am not willing to answer that question because we have no intention of selling.

“I believe we are fit to carry on in our position as custodians of Arsenal. We were put in a very difficult position by forces outside of the club.

“We have the same plans for summer that we had several weeks ago and I’m still excited about those. So I might be met with mistrust, I might be met with scepticism, but over time I hope to establish some sort of relationship with our supporter groups and show them that we are capable of taking our club forward.”

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