Arsenal in line for bumper summer transfer kitty with owner Kroenke’s US teams thriving and £140m stadium debts paid off

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ARSENAL could be in store for a bumper summer transfer kitty – thanks to the success of Stan Kroenke’s US teams.

SunSport revealed Unai Emery will only have £40million to spend if he fails to secure Champions League football next season.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is set for a cash boost thanks to his NBA and NHL teams
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is set for a cash boost thanks to his NBA and NHL teams
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Even if he qualifies, his budget would only be about £60m.

But billionaire owner Kroenke is now set for a cash injection having finally paid off the debt on his privately-financed £138million Pepsi Center, where his NBA and NHL teams play.

Kroenke has been paying up to £11.5m-a-season on the Denver stadium since its opening in 1999.

The American, who is worth an eye-watering £6.7BILLION, will also rake in extra cash thanks to the success of his teams, the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.

Both sides have made the NBA and NHL playoffs and Kroenke, 71, will profit from every home game they play.

STAN’S US CASH WINDFALL

The playoffs consists of four rounds of best-of-seven series, where the highest seeded team is given the home advantage.

Should both the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche be crowned champions, they could play a whopping 28 home games between them due to their seedings.

According to Forbes, should they play ten games at the Pepsi Center, Kroenke will pocket £11.5m BEFORE concession, advertising and merchandise revenue.

Kroenke’s NFL team, the Los Angeles Rams, also enjoyed a stunning season by making it to the Super Bowl final, losing to the New England Patriots in February.

Arsenal boss Emery will be desperate for more funds this summer in order to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.


The Spaniard is in the market for a new midfielder to replace Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey.

He also wants to improve his leaky defence, who kept just their first Premier League clean sheet away from home against ten-man Watford last night.

Kroenke – known as Silent Stan by Arsenal fans – is an unpopular figure in North London but would surely win over supporters by splashing the cash.

Arsenal could be in line for a bumper summer transfer window - if they secure Champions League football
Arsenal could be in line for a bumper summer transfer window – if they secure Champions League football
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STAN KROENKE'S SPORTS EMPIRE

Arsenal (Premier League)

LA Rams (NFL)

Denver Nuggets (NBA)

Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

Colorado Rapids (MLS)

Colorado Mammoth (NLL)

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