ARSENAL chief Josh Kroenke has REFUSED to consider selling the club after fans went on the attack over the failed European Super League plot.
During talks with fan representatives on Thursday, the sun of owner Stan Kroenke admitted it was a mistake to sign up with the rest of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ for Florentino Perez’s controversial failed project.
Josh Kroenke, son of Arsenal owner Stan, has refused to walk away from the club over the ESLCredit: Reuters
But the American insists neither he or his father will part ways with Arsenal.
When asked about whether he would consider selling Arsenal at Thursday’s fan forum, Kroenke simply replied: “No intention to sell.”
But he came under fire from Arsenal Supporters’ Trust member Akhli Vyas, who blasted: “Do you not understand English football?
“You do not interact with fans, you have no clue.
“English football is clearly not for you, you should leave.”
However, Kroenke did confirm that the owners would cover any fees relating to withdrawal from the ESL.
And he went on to add: “We asked ourselves, what is worse? ESL, or an ESL without Arsenal?
“Also we asked ourselves, what do the fans want? The global fan wants Arsenal vs Barcelona as often as possible.
“English fans want to see more big matches, but you still want your cold nights in Stoke. We got it wrong.”
Fellow Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham added: “We’re really sorry for Arsenal’s part in a difficult week for football.
“Arsenal are not the authors of this proposal, despite what many think.
“On this project, ‘the train was leaving the station’, we made the decision to join. We made a bad decision, a terrible one.”
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