Kroenke: Baku disappointment led to Arsenal's "aggressive" summer 

20 August 2019

Photo: Getty Images Arsenal manager Unai Emery shakes hands with club director Josh Kroenke following the UEFA Europa League Final. The defeat by Chelsea led to a very busy transferwindow.

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.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen

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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