Ian Wright hits the nail on the head with message to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke

Ian Wright has hit out at owner Stan Kroenke insisting Arsenal want to be involved in the biggest competitions – but they want to earn it.

The Gunners legend took aim at the club after they backed out of the European Super League following huge fan backlash.

All six Premier League sides who originally signed up pulled out within 48 hours, but the saga is far from over.

Arsenal fans have long taken issue with their owner Stan Kroenke, who is rarely seen at games and is accused of having little interest in the club's fortunes.

His son Josh, who is a board member, took part in a fans forum in an effort to build bridges with the club's supporters.

But following a Q&A session Wright took to Twitter to lament the club chief's lack of understanding.

He said: "This is what Josh doesn't understand!! We want to play Barcelona but we want to EARN the right to play Barcelona!!!"

There are calls for Kroenke to sell up in north London, but reports insist the American businessman has no plans of doing so.

His son Josh has said that a message from him is a message from his father as Stan continues to remain silent.

He said: "I would say that if you're hearing from me you're hearing from my father. I've always said that for years now.

"When I speak or he speaks you're usually hearing from both of us. I might not be my father but that's why I'm here today.

"As far as the tone of my voice, I'm doing my best to try and convey the feelings that are in my heart.

"From a trust perspective I'm not asking you to trust me. All of our trust was shredded this week, I fully understand that.

"That's why I'm trying to rebuild some sort of relationship with the supporters, starting with yourselves."

Arsenal could yet be without European football next season as they languish down in ninth.

That said they could still find themselves in the Champions League should they win the Europa League with a semi-final to come against Villarreal.

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