Arsenal legend Ian Wright isn't too happy about Stan Kroenke's plan to get full ownership of the North London club. pic.twitter.com/QyAX4wS1qa— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 8, 2018
"I can sum up the prospect of Stan Kroenke becoming the sole owner of Arsenal in two words — absolutely disastrous," Wright wrote in his column for the Sun.
"And if, as seems highly likely, that does become the case, I genuinely fear the days of seeing the Gunners challenging for top honours on a regular basis may well have come and gone.
"This is a guy who has remained in the background pretty much throughout his entire association with Arsenal.
"A man who, as far as I can see it, hasn’t exactly been tearing up trees trying to do what’s best for the club.
"If anything, it’s a case of doing what’s best for himself and not really anyone else.
"The genuine worry — and it’s a very, very real worry — is that now, more than ever before, it will be about getting money THROUGH Arsenal, not FOR them."
After 19 consecutive years of Champions League football, the Gunners finished outside the top four for the second year in a row last year, resulting in the departure of Arsene Wenger.
The Kroenke news means that Unai Emery will begin his tenure under a cloud when he takes charge of his first game against Manchester City on Sunday.