Arsenal fans protest against owner Stan Kroenke outside Emirates as Josh Kroenke to attend first match in more than a year against Brighton

Arsenal fans have once again voiced their anger towards owner Stan Kroenke by staging a protest, with his son Josh Kroenke set to be at the Emirates.

Disgruntled supporters gathered outside the club’s stadium ahead of the final game of the Premier League season – where the Gunners face Brighton.

Josh Kroenke is set to be at the Emirates for the first time since early 2020
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The protest was planned ahead of the match, which also sees supporters returning to the Emirates for the first time since the reopening of English football.

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke, and son of Stan, was also set to be at the game against Brighton, according to the Athletic.

Arsenal fans staged a protest against Stan Kroenke before their game against Brighton
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A number of Arsenal fans voiced their anger to the Kroenkes before their Brighton game

It was said to be the first game he has attended since the start of the coronavirus pandemic started.

Last month, thousands showed their anger towards the Kroenke’s following the club’s involvement in the botched European Super League plans.

The fans’ displeasure with their owner runs deeper than that, though, with the Super League merely the final straw.

Club legends like Thierry Henry threw their weight behind the club’s supporters in an interview with talkSPORT.

He, along with other legends like Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, are said to be helping Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek in trying to buy the club.

Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek wants to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke
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The Swedish billionaire claims to have had an offered rebuffed by the Kroenkes.

Vieira also called for the fans to make sure the protest goes off peacefully to ensure their message is not overlooked.

Ahead of the game, he said: “It is obvious violence is not the answer in any kind of communication.

“The message gets lost and people will talk about the negativity more than anything else.

“I think this is a democracy where you can express yourself about what you think about the way the club is being run.

“I hope it will be done in a peaceful way.”

Kroenke is an unpopular figure among Arsenal fans
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Similar protests have been seen at clubs like Manchester United, where supporters have long protested against the Glazer family.

The demonstrations outside Old Trafford turned ugly, though, with a small number breaking into the ground, while there were also clashes between fans and police outside the ground as they forced their match with Liverpool to be postponed.

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