I’m proud of them. That they have faced adversity and have shown a real class and spirit in fighting through it.
- Stan Kroenke, 31st October 2011
If his utterances at the recent AGM were unspectacular, Stan made up for it with that one sentence. What was said behind closed doors should remain that way, the brief summary was enough. Actions speak louder than words and Stan has, as you would expect, certain teflon qualities. On the subject of Usmanov – “it’s a board matter“; Nasri? “Arsene made a business decision“; Taking money out of the club? “A lot of owners in the US do. No-one ever says anything about it“
The latter point is a toxic subject. Kroenke sought to use Manchester United and The Lakers as an example, trophy-winning clubs which Arsenal suffer badly with in comparison. To be honest, if the team is winning, a squad being strengthened, where is the argument if KSE takes money from Arsenal? It is when those footballing aspects are not being met that the issue arises and th...