Ian Wright calls for Stan Kroenke to leave Arsenal after European Super League withdrawal

Ian Wright has called for Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke to leave the Gunners after their involvement in the European Super League plot.
Wright called for Kroenke to leave (Picture: Getty)

Ian Wright has called for Stan Kroenke to leave Arsenal after the club’s involvement in the European Super League (ESL) plot.

The Gunners were one of the 12 founding members of the breakaway ESL but withdrew their support after backlash from players, fans, pundits, managers and politicians.

All six Premier League sides – Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City – backed out, with Arsenal apologising to their fans for their involvement.

‘The last few days have shown us yet again the depth of feeling our supporters around the world have for this great club and the game we love.

‘We needed no reminding of this but the response from supporters in recent days has given us time for further reflection and deep thought.

‘It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future.

‘As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.’

Wright responded to the statement, saying: ‘Remember who you are, what you are and who you represent!’

He then followed up with two separate tweets simply stating: ‘#KroenkeOut.’

The hashtag has been trending, with Arsenal fans thought to be preparing a protest this Friday to further express their dismay at the club’s ownership.

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