Many Arsenal fans on Twitter have been using the #KroenkeOut campaign to voice their frustrations with the owner.
In 2018, Stan Kroenke became the sole owner of Arsenal. The first 100% owner in the Gunners’ long history. The 71-year-old first invested in the club in 2007, and over the following decade he slowly increased his holdings. The American tycoon became the largest shareholder in May 2009.
Arsenal are far from the only sporting team Kroenke has an investment in. He also owns American football side LA Rams, lacrosse team Colorado Mammoth, MLS outfit Colorado Rapids, NBA club Denver Nuggets, NHL side Colorado Avalanche and eSports team LA Gladiators.
It is clear that Kroenke will not invest his personal wealth into Arsenal’s transfer funds. The north London club must therefore operate on a self-sustaining model. Additionally, Kroenke was not present in Baku to watch Unai Emery’s side contest the Europa League final.
Many Arsenal fans feel disillusioned with Kroenke’s ownership and want him out of the club. However, the founder of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment seems unlikely to want to move on anytime soon.
However, some of the Emirates Stadium faithful are now actively trying to drive Kroenke out. The #KroenkeOut campaign was recently trending on Twitter.
Wonderful to see so many Arsenal fans united.
The club is run by owners who are using the club as a cash cow & don't care about results/standings. We have a laughable transfer budget.
— P™ (@Cechque) June 20, 2019
— UnaiEmerysArmy (@EcstaticEmery) June 20, 2019
Its time for all arsenal fans around the globe to take action especially those in UK #KroenkeOut
— Melvin Melvo (@Melvinmelvo2) 20 June 2019
Club needs to start again #KroenkeOut
— Ben Pullen Wright (@BenPullenWright) 20 June 2019
100% agree with you. Our club since 2006 taking steps backward. #kroenkeout
— #kroenkeout (@Charalampos27) 20 June 2019
— Gourav Chakraborty (@MutilatedDreams) 20 June 2019
We need our Arsenal back! Enough is enough. #KroenkeOut
— Athanasius (@Athanasias4) 20 June 2019