Josh Kroenke drops big transfer hint in message to Arsenal fans on final day

Josh Kroenke drops big transfer hint in message to Arsenal fans on final day

Arsenal co-chairman Josh Kroenke says the club will not stand still, regardless of whether they pip Manchester City to the title or not.

The Gunners are fighting to win the Premier League with Manchester City on the final day of the season. City, who host West Ham, are two points clear of Arsenal, who welcome Everton to Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have not won the title in 20 years and owner Kroenke says that, even if they do, they will not rest on their laurels in a hint at a big summer of transfer activity.

“While we are undoubtedly proud of the progress we have made, I want to be clear that no one at the club will stand still,” he told Arsenal’s website.

“However things finish today, we’re all working behind the scenes to move us forward – always forward – again.

“There is so much that we want to achieve, both at home and in Europe, and we are focused on writing some exciting new stories and chapters that build on the history of Arsenal Football Club.

“There have been so many stories and milestones across the season, shaped by so many of our players.

“We have all enjoyed seeing our summer signings flourish into being Arsenal players and we’re delighted that a number of players have committed to new contracts to keep this squad together, fighting on all fronts. We want to continue to forge that winning mentality that runs so deeply throughout the club.

“Whatever happens between now and the final whistle today, I’m certain that this season will live long in our memories.

“The football our teams have played has been a joy to watch and we can all rightly be proud of the progress and the direction of the football club.

“To be fighting for the Premier League title on the final day of the campaign is a testament to the hard work, drive and determination of everyone at the club. So, too, is the fact we reached the Champions League quarter-final for the first time in 14 years and made it back-to-back Champions League qualifications for the first time in seven years.

“That said, what has arguably given many of us the greatest pleasure is the connection we’ve felt between us all.

“The noise and backing given to our players again this season has played a huge part in what we have achieved together. I know Mikel [Arteta], Jonas [Eidevall] and our players are truly grateful to everyone who has played a part in that.”