Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has revealed that he told club manager Unai Emery and the recruitment team to be aggressive in the transfer market after the Europa League final defeat to London rivals Chelsea.
Josh Kroenke spoke about the transfer strategy at Arsenal in a chat with BBC Sport.
He went on to praise the drive shown by the recruitment team during this summer’s transfer window.
Josh Kroenke is the son of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke.
Arsenal had one of the best transfer windows in recent times during the just concluded Premier League transfer market.
The Gunners signed six players this summer and also broke their transfer record in the process.
Arsenal signed Ivorian international star Nicolas Pepe for a club-record fee of €80m (£72m) from French Ligue 1 side Lille.
The transfer surpassed the previous record held by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who joined Arsenal during the winter transfer market in 2018.
Arsenal paid £57m to sign Aubameyang from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
The North Londoners also signed Spanish international midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid for this season with no option of a permanent transfer.
Arsenal also signed the likes of William Saliba, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli this summer.