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Arsenal and St Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is enduring the year from hell

It is not only at the Emirates than American tycoon Kroenke is suffering, his NFL side had a season to forget too.

While Arsenal currently lurch from one terrible result to another, American businessman Stan Kroenke must be wondering if it is all worth it.

Did a black cat run across his path when he was walking under a ladder?

Luck, and good management, is certainly not on the side of his sports teams.

The St Louis Rams had an awful year in the NFL.

Out of 16 regular season games, they won just two, recording a 2-14 record, the joint worst with the Indianapolis Colts.

Kroenke's solution? Sack the coach.

He hired Jeff Fisher who had a winning record at the Tennessee Titans, and new offensive and defensive co-ordinators from the New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints.

So does this mean Arsene Wenger should be worried for his position?

Possibly. His number may not be up yet but it might not be too much longer.

Kroenke does not own Arsenal, he is just the majority shareholder with 62 per cent.

But with Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov believed to want to up his stake in the club, Kroenke will be under pressure to act decisively.

After all, supporter unrest is seemingly at an all-time high, and he will not want to look weak.

He very rarely gives interviews or gets involved in the club's running, but Kroenke will not want to be associated with unsuccessful teams forever.

Another year of failure may be just about the limit of what Kroenke is willing to endure.

He will either do what he did at the Rams, sack the manager, or sell up and decide the club is not worth the hassle.

What you like to see Kroenke do for Arsenal?

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