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Arsenal announce restructure of board, Kroenkes handed new roles

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Arsenal have announced a restructure of the club’s board.

Stan Kroenke and son Josh have been made co-chairs while Tim Lewis is now executive vice-chair.

Josh Kroenke was made a non-executive director back in 2013 while Lewis has become an increasingly influential figure in recent years and has a strong relationship with manager Mikel Arteta.

Kroenke Sports and Entertainment took over full control of the club in 2018 and Arsenal say this move is “a recognition of how our leadership structure has evolved” over that period.

Stan Kroenke said: “This is a simple evolution as part of us all driving Arsenal forward and further reaffirms our family’s long-standing commitment to this great club.

“Stability in football has never been more important as we move past the pandemic, and we believe this is the perfect time to formalise these roles.

“Our objectives and ambition will never waver – to field teams that compete for trophies at the highest level and lead our club in a way that inspires our passionate supporters around the world.

“Supported by our Director, Phil Harris, and together with our Executive Team and all our wonderful people, we have an incredible opportunity to build on the values and traditions of Arsenal Football Club.”

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League and hold a five-point lead over Manchester City in second place.

They are next in action against Sporting CP in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The last-16 tie is neatly poised after a 2-2 draw between the two sides in Portugal a week ago.

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(Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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