Big turnout as Arsenal fans protest against owner Kroenke

Big turnout as Arsenal fans protest against owner Kroenke

Arsenal fans are unhappy that their club had committed to join the controversial European Super League

More than 1,000 Arsenal supporters gathered outside Emirates Stadium before Friday’s game against Everton to protest against owner Stan Kroenke’s role in the failed European Super League.

The Gunners were one of the 12 founding members of the competition before withdrawing on Tuesday.

The protestors called for Kroenke to leave the club.

Around 1,000 Blues supporters had gathered outside Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground before their game against Brighton to protest at their club’s involvement.

Arsenal apologised in an open letter to their fans following their withdrawal from the Super League and said they had “made a mistake”, adding they were withdrawing after listening to them and the “wider football community”.

The Gunners board said they did not intend to “cause such distress” and that they joined the Super League because they “did not want to be left behind” and wanted to ensure the club’s future.

American businessman Kroenke was appointed to the Arsenal board of directors in 2008 and became the majority shareholder of the club in 2011.

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