Former Arsenal director criticises Gunners owner Kroenke

The honorary vice-president of Arsenal, Lady Bracewell-Smith, has taken to Twitter to criticise the majority shareholder of the Gunners, Stan Kroenke, and admitted she is disappointed by the way in which the club is being run, the BBC has reported.

Lady Bracewell-Smith was a director of the club until selling her shares last year, but was appointed the club’s honorary vice-president in March 2012. She sold her stake to Stan Kroenke, having received her shares in Arsenal from her husband, Charles Bracewell-Smith, the grandson of a former Arsenal chairman.

Kroenke was accused by Lady Bracewell-Smith of not having the passion to successfully manage the interests of Arsenal. She questioned Kroenke’s intentions, tweeting: “If making money was the motivating factor, surely there are better ways… Football is a business of passion. SK has no passion for AFC.

Lady Bracewell-Smith added: “[He] shows he cares very little. Why he wanted to be part of AFC I do not know,” and when asked if she was disappointed by the way Kroenke runs the club, she replied that to say so would be an understatement.

Arsenal are currently seventh in the Premier League, 15 points adrift of table-topping Manchester United and two points short of Everton, who hold the final qualification place for the Champions League. Arsene Wenger’s side were this week knocked out of the Capital One Cup on penalties by League Two side Bradford City.

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