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Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reveals meeting with Unai Emery and Raul Sanllehi

first_imgArsenal chief Josh Kroenke reveals meeting with Unai Emery and Raul Sanllehi Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Feb 2019 10:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Unai Emery hosted a dinner to discuss Arsenal’s long-term strategy (Getty Images)Arsenal boss Unai Emery hosted a dinner to discuss Arsenal’s future with the club’s director Josh Kroenke, director of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham.Emery’s task is to get Arsenal back into the Champions League and the Gunners look set to battle Chelsea and Manchester United for a top-four finish in the Premier League.The Spaniard, who replaced Arsene Wenger in the summer, could also deliver some silverware in his first season as Arsenal remain in the Europa League.And Kroenke, who is the son of Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan, has revealed he held lengthy discussions with Emery about the club’s long-term strategy during a dinner before Christmas.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We had a wonderful meal and talked about the journey we are on,’ says Kroenke told the Daily Telegraph. Advertisement Josh Kroenke is buoyed by Arsenal’s future under Emery (Getty Images)‘It felt good to look into people’s eyes and know you are on the same page. As a group we are unified. We talked about climbing the mountain together.‘We have obviously been through a period of change following a manager leaving after 22 years.‘A lot of things come along with a transition of that magnitude. We knew this would be a process and, overall, I think we are pleased with our progress.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think if you look at where we were 12 months ago, you can see we were probably transitioning towards a North American or continental European model where there is a lot of support around the head coach. That job is so massive.‘You can see the organisational structure we are trying to implement and we are still in the process of filling out those positions.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Commentlast_img read more