Arteta praises Kroenke family for continued communication

Mikel Arteta has claimed he has a consistent enough line of communication with Arsenal’s owners, the Kroenke family.

Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Villarreal, the Spaniard claimed that the entire top brass at the Emirates Stadium speaks to the Americans on regular occasions, describing the line of communication as ‘really good’.

The Kroenkes have come under scrutiny in recent weeks after they attempted to sign the north London giants up to the proposed European Super League. Fans carried out a protest calling for Stan and his son, Josh, to sell up with another one planned prior to tomorrow’s clash with Unai Emery’s men.

When talking about communication with the Kroenke family, Arteta said: “They’ve been in touch with us in a really convincing way as I said last week. Often enough and the rest Vinai, Tim, Edu do it often as well. There’s a really good communication line.”


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Prior to Arsene Wenger’s departure from the club, there was rarely ever any communication as the Frenchman was allowed to take total control of all footballing affairs.

However, things seem to have changed in recent seasons with Josh seemingly taking a more active role in running the club. Whether or not you like Arsenal’s lack of success, the club have been better run in the last few years with Edu Gaspar and Arteta working side by side with the owners in recruiting players.

The likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli have all proven successful acquisitions during a period where the Americans have taken their role as owners seriously.

They even helped the Emirates Stadium outfit sign Thomas Partey with reports claiming they partly funded the deal.

Despite all that they’ve done wrong, Stan and Josh Kroenke have opened up across the last few seasons with better communication. Their roles at the club have increased and if they can continue to help fund deals, Arsenal will be better off.