Arsenal Football Club has announced that Josh Kroenke has been appointed as a non-executive director.

Announcing the appointment, Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: “We are delighted to welcome Josh Kroenke to the board of Arsenal. He has great experience in running sports organisations and brings extensive knowledge of what is required to succeed as we develop our Club for the future.”

It is an honour to join the Board of Arsenal. This reaffirms our family’s long-term commitment to the Club

Josh Kroenke

Mr Kroenke is entering his seventh season with the Denver Nuggets basketball team, where he has been president and governor for three years.

In this role he oversees the Nuggets’ day-to-day operations and has helped them record one of the most successful six-year spells in the team’s history. Denver have won at least 50 games in five seasons, reached the Western Conference Finals and captured two Northwest Division titles during that period.

He is also president of the Colorado Avalanche NHL ice hockey team, which is currently enjoying its best ever start to a season and is the alternate governor of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team.

Son of the Club’s majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, Mr Kroenke also works closely with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment executives on multiple business operation issues, ranging from finance to marketing.

Mr Kroenke, 33, a financial management graduate of the University of Missouri, said: “It is an honour to join the board of Arsenal. This reaffirms our family’s long-term commitment to the Club.

“Arsenal is in a strong position on and off the pitch. We are enjoying a period of growth for Arsenal and the Premier League. We look forward to an exciting future that includes winning trophies, increasing our already impressive support around the globe and extending our commercial opportunities.

"We strongly feel our experience in sports management, marketing and broadcast will be an asset to an already impressive board.”

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