The Arsenal Supporters Trust annual survey of its members shows that barely more than 10% are satisfied with Stan Kroenke’s ownership of the club, while 63% declare themselves either ‘quite dissatisfied’ or ‘very dissatisfied’ with the American businessman.
Almost 92% believe there should be greater transparency when it comes to the £6m in consultancy fees taken by KSE (Kroenke Sports Enterprises), while almost 74% believe the clubs other significant shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, should be given a seat on board.
Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, who will meet fans and shareholders tonight and who spoke yesterday about many aspects of the club, fares better with only 25% expressing dissatisfaction with his performance. Just 5% say they’re very satisfied with 37.5% not caring either way.
There’s significant unhappiness with ticket prices and value for money with well over 50% expressing levels of dissatisfaction, while 73% don’t believe Arsenal do enough to support there being a good atmosphere inside the stadium.
43% would welcome the introduction of a band in the ground to help build atmosphere, a suggestion made by REDaction, while 92% believe the club should invest more resources into ticketing schemes to ensure fewer empty seats.
As for Arsene Wenger, the split as to whether he’s the right man for the job seems fairly even across the board.
To the question, ‘To what extent do you agree or disagree that Arsene Wenger is the right person to manage Arsenal Football Club?’, respondents answered as such:
And with regards to his future, 16% believe he should leave now before the final year of his contract, 36% say next season should be his last, almost 9% want him to sign a new deal and continue beyond 2017, while close to 40% are open to his position being reviewed based on the club’s performance in the 2016/17 season.
There were 943 responses to the survey. You can find a full download of it in PDF format and more information at arsenaltrust.org