Mikel Arteta has flown to America to meet with Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, in Denver.
Arsenal might be getting ready to fly to Dubai for the international break, but Mikel Arteta has gone straight to Denver, first, to meet with the Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke.
The game he attended was an NHL match between Kroenke’s Colorado Avalanche and the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Avalanche won 2-0. That’s two more than Arsenal have scored in their last four games, their worst drought since 2005.
It’s not clear exactly why Arteta is in the States but it is likely something to do with convincing the American to part with large sums of money during the January transfer window as Arsenal look for a striker and midfielder to help them win their first game of the calendar year.
Arsenal have also been heavily linked with New England Revolution’s goalkeeper, Matt Turner, although it seems unlikely that Arteta would have flown to the States with speaking to the keeper as his main goal.
There is also talk that Arsenal are set to offer Arteta a new two-year deal.