Official: Arsenal make new appointment ahead of Wenger retirement

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The new role for Josh Kroenke is reportedly an indicator that Arsenal are planning for life after Arsene Wenger (via Daily Mail).

The Kroenke family is far from the most popular amongst Arsenal fans since Stan has become the majority owner of the club.

Stan Kroenke has attracted much of the criticism for the club’s lack of spending in recent years while his son, Josh has a place on the Arsenal board.

Josh Kroenke has just started a new three-month role at Arsenal with an aim of giving him a better understanding of how the club is run.

One of the main criticisms of the Kroenkes by both Arsenal fans and supporters of many of the other teams they own around the world has been the style of hands-off leadership.

This move by Josh marks a significant turnaround from that and the English press is toying with the idea that this is preparation for life after Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners need to prepare the club for Arsene Wenger’s eventual departure. Whether it comes in this summer, next summer or sometime after that, the transition period will be vital to the future of Arsenal Football Club. Let’s hope the Gunners are prepared.


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