Kevin Campbell wants Stan Kroenke to sell Arsenal as the owner ‘doesn’t care’ about the club

Kroenke has faced a constant stream of criticism from Arsenal fans
Kroenke has faced a constant stream of criticism from Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty Images)

Kevin Campbell says he would be ‘happy’ if Stan Kroenke sold his majority stake in Arsenal as the owner ‘doesn’t care’ about the club.

Gunners fans are preparing to stage a protest before Friday’s clash against Everton at the Emirates to vent their frustrations over the current ownership.

Arsenal were one of the 11 clubs to have originally signed up for the controversial European Super League proposal but along with the other ‘big six’ Premier League sides, withdrew their support a mere 48 hours after the initial announcement on Sunday.

Chelsea fans protested against the ESL on Tuesday night
Chelsea fans protested against the ESL on Tuesday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool owner John Henry released a video on Wednesday apologising for the Merseyside club’s initial backing of the proposal, while Manchester United co-owner Joel Glazer did similar with an open letter to fans.

The Gunners also released an apologetic statement, which was signed by ‘The Arsenal Board’, and not specifically sole owner Kroenke.

The American billionaire businessman first bought shares in the club back in 2007 before becoming the outright owner in September 2018.

But former Gunners striker Campbell believes even if Kroenke released a more personal apology, it wouldn’t repair his relationship with supporters.

‘It would definitely help if Kroenke did an apology like Henry,’ Campbell told Football Insider.

‘However, I think the ship has sailed with Kroenke. I do not think he can get the fans back onside. Nobody is going to listen to him, especially not our fanbase.

‘When he had a chance to speak he stayed silent. I cannot see an apology making any real difference to be honest.’

Although Campbell wants Kroenke to sell the club, he questioned whether it will actually happen.

‘I wanted Kroenke out before this because for me, he does not care about Arsenal football club,’ he added.

‘I am a fan and he does not care about Arsenal in the same way that I do.

‘But whether I like it or not he is the owner of our football club. If he could sell it tomorrow I would be happy but will it happen?’

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