As the Super League proposals dropped over the weekend, Arsenal’s scheduled Fans’ Forum meeting was postponed.
Then it was on again, with CEO Vinai Venkatesham ready to face supporter questions about the shambolic 48 hours which have caused so much anger.
Now, having issued a statement of apology signed by ‘The Board’, it seems the ownership are about to front up and answer questions from fans face to face (well, Zoom to Zoom in the current climate).
Josh Kroenke will be attending the meeting, and will no doubt be asked to explain KSE’s intentions, what their long-term plans for the club are, and how – in the face of such virulent opposition – they intend to take things forward.
Arsenal have confirmed that Josh Kroenke WILL be attending the Fans' Forum today – which has been rescheduled again to 4:30 (UK)
— Peter Høst (@Peterhoest) April 22, 2021
We will have discussion of the meeting on tomorrow’s Arsecast from someone in attendance.
Meanwhile, protests are planned for outside the stadium before the game against Everton, with supporters keen to demonstrate their opposition to the Super League plan, and how the last few days have played out.
Arsenal fans are not alone either. In Manchester day, United fans have blocked entrances to the training ground:
Breaking: Utd fans protesting against the Glazers have blocked both entrances to Carrington
— Red Issue (@RedIssue) April 22, 2021
And in Madrid, there have been protests outside the Bernebeu:
📸 | Real Madrid fans outside the Santiago Bernabéu protesting the Super League. 👏🏼😍 pic.twitter.com/TVP6maxyKH
— 𝗥𝗠𝗢𝗻𝗹𝘆 (@ReaIMadridOnly) April 22, 2021
This is something which is going to run and run. Greedy owners, hornets nest, etc etc.
Quotes from Mikel Arteta to come at 11am.