The Kroenke’s have fulfilled their promises.
After many seasons of broken pledges, a lack of transparency and ambiguous ownership, Josh Kroenke’s words have finally rang true.
But recent investment levels, despite a shrink in income, have been a clear indicator that the Board are fully behind the Arteta / Edu regime.
The pursuit of Mudryk would have been a costly one, but it was an avenue that the club were willing to chase.
The captures of Leandro Trossard and Jakob Kiwior, while not breaking the bank, show that the club are acting on a promising first half of a season. They see the potential, they are buying into the methodology.
KSE are backing their man.
And at this present moment, it is harmonious at Arsenal. Both the Board and the managerial team are on the same wavelength – akin to the players on the pitch. This season is a golden opportunity to put The Arsenal back where we belong.
Which is no mean feat, considering the gap that was there just two years ago.
The process was painful at times, but the dead skin had to be cut off before the healing could begin.
This process could have been even lengthier, given two big factors at play.
Firstly, the pandemic robbed every club of a huge revenue stream.
Secondly, the continued lack of Champions League money is a large aperture to fill.
But Mikel Arteta has been backed to the hilt to go for who he and Edu see as the players who can push the club back to former glories.
Ramsdale, Ben White, Gabriel Maghalaes, Zinchenko, Tierney, Partey, Jesus, Odegaard, Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira – all significant purchases that have formed the spine of the side.
And the results are built on the back of this solid foundation. Owners and manager in unison.
Without the knowledge of the support from the Board, a manager cannot achieve his best work.
And after so long of bemoaning our ‘terrible’ owners, perhaps we can now acknowledge that they have done the right thing this time?
That they might warrant a round of applause next time Silent Stan rocks up to The Emirates?
We are no fools – we know that football is a business and KSE are in it for a buck. But we can also see that they might perceive success to be the best option to maximise their investment. And that means good times all round.
KSE may not give a jot about the culture, the club nor the fans – but we can at least rest assured that they are putting their money up as backing for our manager – and want trophies as much as we do – albeit for different reasons.
Besides – look at Everton. We could have gotten Usmanov…