Kroenke: Baku disappointment led to Arsenal's "aggressive" summer
20 August 2019
Arsenal's defeat by Chelsea in the Europa League final led to a very busy summer. "The main message was simply to be aggressive," says Josh Kroenke to BBC.
Despite a rumoured transfer budget of £45 million, Arsenal spent more than three times that amount.
Kroenke promises KSE is there for the long run and aiming for the Premier League.
Arsenal finished last season on a low, losing the Europa League final against their London rivals, Chelsea. Not only is it disappointing to lose a final, but it also meant that Champions League football would not be returning to Emirates Stadium this season.
In a long interview with the BBC, Josh Kroenke, the vice chairman of Arsenal's parent company, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), and an Arsenal board director, discusses the huge disappointment in Azerbaijan and how they've tried to get back on their feet during the summer.
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