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

20 August 2019

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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 cfj@offthepitch.com

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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