Stan Kroenke secures third major triumph of 2022 as he backs Arsenal’s latest move
Stan Kroenke has enjoyed great success across the Atlantic as his many teams claim glory, the latest being the Colorado Avalanche, and he continues to invest in Arsenal’s transfer business.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke presided over a third United States triumph after watching the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup.
The NHL team beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 to wrap up the seven-game series with an outing to spare. It is their first success in just over two decades and continues a banner year for the American businessman. The 74-year-old invests in a host of teams across several different sports.
Another such is Colorado Mammoth, a lacrosse team founded in 2003. They claimed national glory by winning the second title in their history, beating the Buffalo Bandits earlier this summer in a best-of-three series. Kroenke’s most publicized triumph came at the Super Bowl.
He expanded and moved his NFL franchise from St Louis to Los Angeles in 2016 and they saw the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this year. The Rams took the win at their own home, SoFi Stadium, a newly built 70,000-seat arena that will host World Cup games in 2026.
Kroenke said after the Rams’ success: “It’s amazing, and I’m really, really proud of this group. It was a tough match, and I’m so proud that they performed the way they did at the end.
The American, despite all his successes in his native country, did not see his English investment do the same. Kroenke is widely hated by the Emirates following and he only deepened the disconnect between himself and the fans by engaging in attempts to create the Super League last year. The Arsenal owner is rarely seen as games but is funding another summer of investing.
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Over £100million was spent last term on Martin Odegaard, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale. However, they narrowly missed out on the top four and Mikel Arteta received the funds to re-enter the transfer market with an imminent move for Gabriel Jesus.
A £45m deal has been agreed with Manchester City as the club look to add much-needed firepower following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Arteta knows the Brazilian worked with him at City and the move is close with the striker set to sign a five-year deal.
The Gunners have already agreed a deal for Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, worth just over £30m. The player has left Porto and a swoop for Raphinha is also in the works. The Leeds United winger has been a big hit in the Premier League and could leave this summer, with Arsenal already seeing a bid for him rejected.