Arsenal FC owner Stan Kroenke facing mounting pressure as fans plan protest

Stan Kroenke has faced a difficult few months

Arsenal have lurched from crisis to crisis under Kroenke's ownership

Monday, September 11, 2017

The embattled owner of Arsenal FC is facing fresh pressure as fans begin plans for a major protest.

Stan Kroenke took over Arsenal in 2011 but the club's fortunes have nosedived under the American's ownership, and the Gunners now find themselves outside the Champions League.

Kroenke faced major scrutiny over the summer for his plans to launch a bloodsports TV channel in the UK, and the season has begun disastrously, with two defeats in the first four games including a 4-0 mauling at Liverpool.

Now fans are mobilising in their attempts to oust the Missouri-born businessman, many of them led by a new movement called the Arsenal Change Group - which also wants long-serving manager Arsene Wenger to be sacked.

Another person who is playing a leading role in fomenting the dissent is 'DT', a supporter who has become famous on social media for his rants as a guest on Arsenal Fan TV.

Ahead of Arsenal's first match in the Europa League on Thursday (September 14), criticism of Kroenke is rapidly gathering pace - as you can see from the messages below.