Before Arsenal suffered a miserable loss to Everton at Emirates Stadium, their own fans staged a protest against Stan Kroenke. Arsenal fans protested Kroenke ownership and the involvement in the European Super League (ESL) of their club, who lost 0-1.
Arsenal 0 – 1 Everton
The team buses carrying Arsenal and Everton players reached Emirates early, to avoid clashing with fans.
No doubt they learned from when Blues fans blocked the Chelsea bus at Stamford Bridge before their April 20th match.
In the home game, Arsenal were in horrible form, perhaps because of the protests staged right outside as they played.
Finally, Bernd Leno’s calamitous own goal secured a 0-1 victory for the guests, Everton. This was their first win over Arsenal on the road since 1996.
Arsenal Fans Protested Kroenke Ownership
Arsenal supporters protested against owner Stan Kroenke’s decision to join the failed European Super League project.
They staged a protest outside the Emirates Stadium on Friday, before their club’s defeat to Everton.
Thousands of fans gathered outside the club’s ground over two hours before the Premier League bout.
Prior to this protest planned for Friday, the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust warned supporters to abide by social distancing guidelines.
They asked protesters to adhere to public health coronavirus protocols outside the stadium, but this was in vain. The fans huddled together in protest, and many sung Arsenal songs with their masks pulled down.
Fans also set off flares and hung banners outside the stadium.
Against Arsenal’s Owners
Despite Arsenal withdrawing from the Super League and issuing an apology to fans, the owners’ disconnect with club supporters widens.
The fans now charge the Kroenke ownership for being a distant one and want #KroenkeOut.
And Ian Wright, legendary former Arsenal forward, supports the protest staged to kick out the owner:
However, Josh Kroenke, the son of Stan, has said his father has “no intention” of selling the club.
Josh spoke at an Arsenal fans’ forum along on Thursday, and implied the Kroenke family are not giving up ownership.