Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke’s son, Josh, is taking the next 3 months in London to immerse himself with how Arsenal is run, according to a report from ESPN FC.
Josh Kroenke has been living in London for the last three weeks and is “getting closer to the club and immersing himself in all things Arsenal,” according to the report.
That process includes getting a better understanding of the history, role in the community and commercial enterprises despite his position not changing.
Fans have been critical of the Kroenkes mostly “hands-off” approach, feeling that they did not spend enough time around the club.
Josh Kroenke is widely seen as the heir apparent to his father’s sports conglomerate which includes major sports franchises such as the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL.
Josh serves as president of the Nuggets and the Avs but is a non-executive member of the Arsenal board.
The report insisted there is “nothing sinister” about Kroenke’s extended visit and has nothing to do with the status of Arsene Wenger.