Fed-up Arsenal fans demand owner Stan Kroenke puts HUGE investment into the club after watching the US tycoon’s LA Rams win the Super Bowl following £5BILLION investment
- Arsenal fans were triggered by Stan Kroenke’s LA Rams winning the Super Bowl
- Kroenke has pumped far more money into the NFL franchise than the Gunners
- The Rams’ Sofi Stadium, which staged the Super Bowl, cost around £4billion
Gunners fans staged huge protests against the owners last year after the Kroenke’s signed the club up to the doomed European Super League.
The Super League plot was seen as the final straw for many fans who had grown ever more frustrated with the team’s decline, at first in the last few years of Arsene Wenger‘s long reign and then in the aftermath of the Frenchman’s departure in 2018.
Arsenal fans want more investment from Stan Kroenke after his LA Rams won the Super Bowl
Fans staged protests against Kroenke after he signed them up to the European Super League
Arsenal last won the Premier League and have not managed to even challenge for the league since 2015/16, while they last competed in the Champions League in 2016/17.
So watching the Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl, at the franchise’s £4billion Sofi Stadium (which they share with the LA Chargers), led many Arsenal fans to call for a similar level of investment in the north London club.
One Twitter used said Arsenal would have won the Champions League by now if Kroenke had invested half of the money into the Gunners as he had spent on the Rams.
The Sofi Stadium, which hosted the Rams’ Super Bowl win over the Bengals, cost £4 billion
As well as the stadium, regarded by many as the top sports arena in the world, Kroenke has spent big on the Rams’ squad since controversially taking the team back to Los Angeles from St Louis in 2015.
The Rams signed star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr from Cleveland and gave up draft picks until 2024 in order to bring in quarterback Matthew Stafford from Detroit and sign linebacker Von Miller from Denver.
Kroenke’s investment in the franchise has paid off, and not just in terms of the silverware triumph.
Even before beating Cincinnati, the Rams were named the third most valuable team in the NFL, with an estimated value of £3.4billion. The Super Bowl is set to earn them an extra £350million.
Stan Kroenke (pictured at the 2017 FA Cup final) has not visited the Emirates since 2018
His son Joshua has more responsibility for running Arsenal and visits the club more frequently
Kroenke is far tighter with money when it comes to Arsenal in general, although last year the Gunners spent £142million on transfers, more than any other club in Europe.
He also shows his face far less. He has not visited north London since attending Wenger’s last game as manager in 2018 and the last time he addressed fans was in the club’s programme at the start of the season. His son Joshua is more visible, speaking to Sky Sports News in November about the failed Super League.
Whenever Mikel Arteta wants to speak to the owner he has to come to him, such as when the coach flew to Denver last month to get Kroenke to rubber-stamp him cutting loose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.