We could be witnessing the complete unravelling of the Arsenal football club at the hands of Stan Kroenke. Shake up after shakeup, massive upheaval at the top of the pyramid, and changes in coaching staff make Arsenal look like the complete shambles they undoubtedly are.
Now, Sanllehi has been led to the sacrificial altar, and no doubt Vinai Venkatesham won’t be far behind, you could be forgiven for thinking that Arsenal are very close to the edge of the precipice. The stark reality is that KSE either have to sell out or find someone qualified and experienced to turn this situation around.
Turmoil isn’t a word we would willingly associate with Arsenal, but the club has been steadily in decline under the Kroenke ownership and Stan Kroenke needs to finally accept that he is way out of his depth. Arsenal are an attractive proposition for any investor and if Newcastle can find a prospective buyer, no disrespect, I’m sure Stan Kroenke can for this club.
The news of Sanllehi’s exit wasn’t a surprise but as always at Arsenal, its timing was extremely odd. As fans were patiently waiting for news on Aubameyang’s contract extension, they were greeted by the news that the head of football had decided to explore pastures new.
Coincidentally, this comes after it was announced that an internal review of Nicolas Pepe’s £72m transfer was in motion. Mmm, let’s avoid any court proceedings and move on.
The fact is that the Kroenke’s will tear down this club to its foundations to find ways to avoid blame and escape the spotlight of failure. They will take steps to rid themselves of the negative comments from the supporters who are wise to their conniving ways.
Wenger, Gazidis, Emery and now Sanllehi, have been hung out to dry by an owner who hasn’t the faintest idea of how to run a Premier League football club. The Kroenke’s have no pedigree, no passion, and no experience of this sport and their American ventures are more Hollywood than Cricklewood.
KSE’s American franchise is so completely divorced from the Premier League and is more theatre and razzmatazz for the transient fan, something they failed to comprehend when they decided to buy out Alisher Usmanov. The Kroenke out brigade, of which I am a committed member, will be re-energised by this latest fiasco but what is of greater concern is where the club goes next.