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Arsenal director Josh Kroenke reveals reason why club joined European Super League

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has said that the club were “obviously” wrong to enter the European Super League in April without consulting their fans.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports which will air this weekend, Kroenke discussed the ill-fated decision to join the short-lived European Super League.

Arsenal were one of six Premier League clubs who signed up for the European competition which only allowed a select number of teams enter and with no relegation possible.

Fans protested against the possibility of such a competition with placards, banners and flares outside the Emirates Stadium, which led to the Gunners being one of the first teams to pull out after seeing the negative fan reaction.

Kroenke explained the reason behind the decision to join the controversial league and what prompted the swift U-turn.

“I wouldn’t disagree with you,” Kroenke said when asked if it was the lowest point in relations between the club and fans.

“I’ll say it that way. But as someone that always tries to find the positives in things, when you’re at the bottom, there’s only one way to go and that’s back up.

“I said this to our fan advisory board who we met with last night, I don’t want a 48-hour period to define us.

“We were presented with an opportunity. We asked ourselves a question, which was what was worse, a Super League or Super League without Arsenal? And we answered that question that we should be included in that. Were we wrong?