Josh Kroenke outlines Arsenal summer transfer plan in clear message to fans and Man City

Arsenal co-chairman Josh Kroenke
Arsenal co-chairman Josh Kroenke -Credit:Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Arsenal co-chairman Josh Kroenke has insisted that nobody at the club will be resting on their laurels when they enter the summer transfer window.

Mikel Arteta has presided over an impressive turnaround at the Emirates Stadium after being appointed as manager in 2019. After finishing second to Manchester City last season, the Gunners have repeated that feat this season but did push Pep Guardiola's team to the final day of the campaign.

The North London club now enter what is bound to be a busy summer as both the European Championships and Copa America keep players occupied and the Premier League managers attempt to strengthen their teams. One club guaranteed to be working hard in pre-season is Arsenal if Kroenke's words in the matchday programme are anything to go by.

He wrote: "While we are undoubtedly proud of the progress we have made, I want to be clear that no one at the club will stand still. However things finish today, we’re all working behind the scenes to move us forward – always forward – again.

"There is so much that we want to achieve, both at home and in Europe, and we are focused on writing some exciting new stories and chapters that build on the history of Arsenal Football Club. There have been so many stories and milestones across the season, shaped by so many of our players.

"We have all enjoyed seeing our summer signings flourish into being Arsenal players and we’re delighted that a number of players have committed to new contracts to keep this squad together, fighting on all fronts. We want to continue to forge that winning mentality that runs so deeply throughout the club."

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