Arteta: Kroenke has changed perception of Arsenal fans

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Mikel Arteta has praised Arsenal's American ownership and believes Stan Kroenke has changed the perception of the fans.

The Gunners' owner has faced a wealth of criticism during his spell at the helm, with thousands of fans protesting last season as they pushed for the Kroenke family to sell up amid interest from Spotify owner Daniel Ek.

Kroenke remained adamant he would not sell though, despite the frustrations of the fans being the latest in a history of anger that also included the ill-fated European Super League plans and a compulsory purchase of shares that saw many supporters lose part-ownership of the club.

Now though, head coach Arteta feels that Kroenke and son Josh have changed the attitude of the supporters after showing their backing – spending more than anyone else ahead of last season in the transfer market and following that with another splurge of over £100million in preparation for the 2022-23 Premier League season.

"I've been really impressed with the owners. The perception that people had of them has completely changed and that is down to the facts and their acts," Arteta said during the club's tour of the United States.

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