Arsenalhave vowed to get tough with contract rebels after allowing Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey to run down their deals.
Sanchez swapped the Emirates for Old Trafford after failing to sign fresh terms, while Ramsey has penned a bumper contract withJuventusafter talks over a new deal broke down.
The Gunners are poised to bring in ex Sevilla and Roma director of football Monchi and one of his key tasks will be ensuring the club tie down their top talent – or move them on.
Arsenal are ready to sell players if they do not renew and have two years left on their contracts to ensure they don’t lose any more stars on the cheap.
The Gunners will again have to be shrewd in the summer window, with only £40million in the kitty.
They want to continue bringing in players like Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi for modest fees but with a resale value.
Kroenke, son of Gunners owner Stan, outlined the family’s vision for the club during a 90-minute meeting with supporters’ groups.
Season ticket holder Akhil Vyas, a member of the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust, said: “We’ve been calling for him and his family to engage and he was fairly honest and open which is encouraging.”
Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard’s goal celebration in Arsenal’s recent FA Cup defeat to United acted as motivation for the Gunners as they secured victory in Sunday’s Premier League clash between the top-four rivals.
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno and striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed after the 2-0 win that the memory of Lingard moonwalking at the Emirates Stadium in January gave added incentive to secure three points on Sunday.
“In your mind, you will never forget something like that, when somebody is celebrating,” he said when asked if the win was revenge for the FA Cup loss and Lingard’s dance.
“You don’t want to see it again, so we were motivated. We knew before the game about our chance because Man United had one more point than us.