Arsenal fans have once again expressed their anger at owner Stan Kroenke by staging a protest with his son Josh Kroenke due to be in the Emirates..
Disgruntled fans have gathered outside the club’s stadium ahead of the last game of the Premier League season – where the Gunners face Brighton.
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Josh Kroenke set to be in UAE for the first time since early 2020
The protest was scheduled ahead of the match, which also sees fans return to the Emirates for the first time since English football reopened.
Arsenal manager Josh Kroenke and Stan’s son were also due to be at the game against Brighton, according to Athletic.
Arsenal fans staged a protest against Stan Kroenke ahead of their game against Brighton
A number of Arsenal fans have expressed their anger at the Kroenkes ahead of their Brighton game
It is said to be the first game he has participated in since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, thousands of people showed their anger at the Kroenkes over the club’s involvement in the botched European Super League plans.
Fan dissatisfaction with their owner runs deeper than that, with the Super League being just the final straw.
Club legends like Thierry Henry threw their weight behind club supporters in an interview with talkSPORT.
It is said that he, along with other legends like Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, would help Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek try to buy the club.
Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek wants to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke
The Swedish billionaire claims to have had an offer rejected by the Kroenkes.
Vieira also called on fans to ensure the protest is conducted in a peaceful manner so that their message is not ignored.
Before the game, he said: “Obviously violence is not the answer in any type of communication.
“The message gets lost and people will talk about negativity more than anything else.
“I think it’s a democracy where you can have a say in how you feel about the way the club is run.
“I hope it will be done in a peaceful manner.”
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Kroenke is an unpopular figure among Arsenal fans
Similar protests have been seen at clubs like Manchester United, where supporters have long protested against the Glazer family.
The protests outside Old Trafford turned out to be ugly, however, with a small number of people breaking into the ground, while there were also clashes between supporters and police outside. from the pitch as they forced the postponement of their match with Liverpool.
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