|Job||Arsenal managing director|
|Club as Coach||Arsenal [managing director]|
2019 05 21 Retrieve
[Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham says the club’s owner Stan Kroenke is committed to bringing Champions League and Premier League glory to the club] Stan and Josh Kroenke are in sport because they’re passionate about sport and because they want to win. So when I talk about the strategy around making our fans all across the world proud of their football club and competing to win the Premier League and the Champions League, that doesn’t come from Raul [Sanllehi, head of football] and that doesn’t come from me. That comes from our owners. They’re hugely ambitious around where they want to take this football club and they remind us of that all the time. They’re massively involved. Between Raul and I, we probably speak to the owners pretty much every day and we have detailed, in-person meetings with them I’d say pretty much every month, whether we alternate between doing them in London or the States. They’re hugely involved in what we do, they are hugely knowledgeable about sport. It’s well-known that they have an American Football team, an NBA team, an NHL team, an MLS team and a lacrosse team, so they know sport and they’re really, really passionate about Arsenal. They’re really passionate about how we can move the club forward, but they’re also realistic. They know we’re not going to go from where we are at the moment to delivering our ambition overnight, and they know that there’s going to be a whole load of work along the way to get there
2019 09 24 Retrieve
[Arsenal director hints at quiet January transfer window for Gunners] Well listen, we’ve just been through the transfer period in the summer, that’s what we always call the main transfer window. We were very aggressive in that transfer window, signing a number of new players that we’re very excited about, predominately targeting young players that we believe can grow and develop with us over future years. When we look forward to January, we’ll see when January comes. I’d say that we always treat the summer window as being the more strategic window.
The January window is the one where you need to be a bit more tactical, maybe responding to an injury or another demand. But really our work is done in the summer and we’re really pleased with what we did in the summer. Listen, as I’ve said, we’ve been really focused over the summer, we made some defensive reinforcements signing David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic. We’re looking forward to seeing how those players progress and how they do over the course of the season. The players that we look for are the players we believe will make the biggest impact on the pitch from a sporting perspective.
2020 03 13 Retrieve
[Arsenal expect a ‘significant number of people’ will self-isolate, including the full first-team squad] The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is
We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows