Campbell tells Kroenke to 'open the chequebook' at Arsenal after what he's spotted
Arsenal director Josh Kroenke was at the Emirates on Sunday for talks with Edu and Mikel Arteta ahead of the summer transfer window, according Kevin Campbell.
The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, urged the Kroenkes to “open the cheque book” and back Arteta in the transfer market after a season of progression.
Kroenke was in attendance at the Emirates on Sunday, as Arsenal beat Brighton 2-0 in the final game of the 2020-21 campaign.
He was met by significant fan protests outside the stadium, with supporters voicing their anger towards the club’s owner Stan Kroenke.
Campbell hopes Josh Kroenke promised Edu and Arteta funds during his trip to London in what he claims is a “huge summer for the football club.”
“I’m pleased Josh Kroenke was there,” he told Football Insider.
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“Whatever incidents are happening, with the protests and stuff, if you are the owner or part of the ownership team it is only right that you are there.
“I think he was there for other reasons as well. I am sure there were discussion in the background with Edu and Arteta. They need to know where they are going to go this summer.
“The way the season finished, there are a lot of Arsenal fans who think no progress has been made but I can assure you it has. I know it doesn’t feel that way right now but the last 24 or so games there has been progress. Arteta has taken a lot of flack so you have to give him praise when it is due.
“This is a huge summer for the football club. We know there was a bigger picture in him getting certain players out of the dressing room. Ever since he has done that the form has picked up.
“The Kroenke’s need to open the cheque book, the time is now.”