Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has flown to the USA to meet the club’s owner, Stan Kroenke.
The pair were pictured together at a National Hockey League game, as Colorado Avalanche, another club owned by the Kroenke family, beat Chicago Avalanche.
Although the reason for the trip has not been disclosed, it is widely believed that the pair will discuss the offer of a new contract to the Spaniard, and also the club’s plans in the transfer window.
The Gunners are looking for a striker and central midfielder before the transfer window closes and hoping that Kroenke can be persuaded to provide the necessary funding to help them get the right players.
The Gunners spent more on transfers last summer – over £150 million – than any other Premier League club, but it seems more spending needs to occur if they are to realise their stated aim which is to get back into European competitions next season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.