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Josh Kroenke has joined the board of Premier League leaders Arsenal, becoming a non-executive director.

Josh Kroenke has joined the board of Premier League leaders Arsenal, becoming a non-executive director.

Kroenke, the 33-year-old son of Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, currently serves as president of the Denver Nuggets NBA team and the Colorado Avalanche NHL side. He is also the alternate governor of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

“It is an honour to join the board of Arsenal,” said Kroenke, a financial management graduate of the University of Missouri. “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.”

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick added: “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.”

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