Arsenal

New evidence suggests key role for Josh Kroenke in Arsenal’s Amazon documentary transfer scenes

There is much anticipation about the upcoming Amazon documentary amongst Arsenal supporters.

For those that watched the Manchester City ‘All or Nothing’ series, because let’s face it the Spurs version may have been missed by a fair few Arsenal fans, the episodes reveal plenty of juicy behind the scenes clips from the club throughout a hectic season.

There has been plenty of speculation about who could feature with the elusive owner Stan Kroenke still unlikely to be involved but his son Josh, a director at the club, has become far more public in recent years, especially after the Super League controversy earlier in 2021.

Josh Kroenke has fronted a number of interviews including taking part in a Fan Forum in the wake of the Super League fallout in which Arsenal apologised for their part in the breakaway competition’s attempted creation.

The American has also been far more present in the UK, taking part in the first meeting of the Fan Advisory Board which was created in an attempt to give Gunners supporters more of a voice in predominantly off-field decision making processes.

The documentary will release at the end of the season following what looks to be a very unpredictable year for Arsenal.

However, the early stages of the series are likely to focus on the summer which saw six players join the club including goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

An image of the former Sheffield United shot-stopper signing for the club was released on the Arsenal website with an interview involving the new head of football operations Richard Garlick that gave a small hint to Josh Kroenke’s inclusion during the transfer saga of the summer.

Lookingclosely at his shirt it becomes clear that a small microphone is attached to the KSE director.

Arsenal conduct their own interviews with players, the manager and technical director Edu during the signing process but Josh Kroenke is not one to be spoken with on individual players. Edu can also be seen wearing a microphone receiver.

Therefore, these are likely to be microphones relating to the Amazon documentary and hints towards the son of Stan Kroenke having an active role in the series at least during the transfers section.

The promotion of the series indicated that the players would be followed beyond the confines of the stadium and London Colney.

‘All or Nothing: Arsenal will take our fans behind the curtain during a crucial season as we focus our efforts on challenging for domestic success and returning to elite European competition,’ read a statement on the Arsenal website.

‘As well as capturing the highs and lows of life at the Emirates Stadium and our training centre, the All or Nothing cameras will follow our squad away from the pitch to examine the daily challenges faced by elite athletes, the work we do in our local and global communities and what connects the Arsenal family and our special club.’

Could Josh Kroenke also have parts of his more personal life divulged? It is not wise to get any hopes up about this possibility.

No definitive release date has been given for the series but the Tottenham version did come out in two parts and the Arsenal edition could too follow this.