See the Kroenke Out campaign has started in earnest at the 3-3 draw at Borehamwood.
The Express says Arsenal chiefs are set to make a trip across the Atlantic this week for a meeting with Kroenke.
Meanwhile some criticism of Arsenal’s behaviour in the transfer market in the red tops:
Stan Collymore in the People – ideally not the first person to seek advice from, but: “It smacks of Arsene Wenger’s days at the club, when he was on a crusade for financial prudence in football and didn’t want to fuel a transfer market fire already burning out of control.
“I thought they had moved beyond that mentality and had brought their transfer policy into the 21st century, but clearly not.”
Collymore advises: pay the going rate and stop embarrassing yourselves with bids that won’t succeed and just make you look foolish.
Turkish journalist Fatih Dogan claims that Mesut Ozil could head to Fenerbahce, he said: “Fenerbahce president Ali Koc is working very hard to sign him.” Koc and bull story?
“For his wages and loan fee, the club are trying to find the sponsors. They are working on it.
“I think it’s going very well. Right now, I can say the possibility is 50-51% positive.” Or as one Nigerian paper said 50-21%. Dunno why? Typo?
Meanwhile Shkodran Mustafi tells the German publication, Kicker: “It is odd that there are always transfer speculations. I am an Arsenal player and have a contract until 2021.”
Speaking to BBC Sport, Allan Preston, who is part of the Stellar Group that represents Celtic left back Kieran Tierney, said: “It is all down to Celtic – if they get a price that they believe is the correct value for Kieran Tierney he could possibly be on his way. No one has hit that price yet.”
Napoli, according to several papers are putting in a bid. And Arsenal could be forced to look elsewhere – or at AC Milan back Rodrigo Rodriguez, a cheaper option at £14m, and with lots of international experience and a good crosser and penalty taker. Arsenal have been linked with him several times in the past.
Meanwhile Yahoo Sport claims Arsenal have put in a second bid for William Saliba – with Wolves and Roma circling. While the Evening Standard says Arsenal are close a £25m deal with would see him stay at St.Etienne next season, for just an initial down-payment, leaving the transfer budget, minus the £6m for incoming Martinelli, largely intact.
According to Wales Online Football journalist Tom Cardnuff, Kyrstian Bielik the 21-year-old Arsenal centre-back has been linked with Swansea City.
More potential bad news from Gary Jacob (who has written for ANR) in the Times . West Ham are bidding to increase capacity to the highest in London and are consulting residents, prior to planning permission. The club want to increase the number of seats available by 2,500 to 62,500 at the London Stadium. Tottenham have a 62,062-seater stadium, while Arsenal will have a 60,600 capacity following building work.
Finally, good to see Liam Brady’s company, Liam Brady Media Limited turn in a profit of 370,000 euros, according to its annual accounts.