The development has angered some fans because it would mean Kroenke could force the remaining smaller shareholders to sell their combined three percent stake, taking Arsenal into private ownership.
"I repeat, pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work with". "There is a new way, a new process", said the Spaniard several times on Friday at the press conference held to preview Sunday's meeting at the Emirates with Manchester City, Emery's first Premier League match in charge of Arsenal and the club's first for 22 years under a manager other than Arsène Wenger. He spoke of the need for Arsenal to show fresh energy and a keen understanding of his tactics, and for supporters to rally around the new approach.
"My first message is clear: think about each match". City, I think, after two years of working with Guardiola they have more stability, more security and when you watch City's matches, they are playing with a very, very great confidence in themselves. "I am looking every day and the players are smiling in training with a big collective spirit".
The return of Benjamin Mendy from a long-term injury will feel like a new signing, as will Aymeric Laporte who struggled to cement himself in the starting XI but with a full pre-season under his belt, he will now look to kick on.
The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far. He gave us his commitment to this project.
Emery said: 'Carl Jenkinson, Joel Campbell and David Ospina have possibilities to leave.
Emery praised City boss Guardiola, whom he faced at Barcelona while coaching Almeria and Valenca, saying: "His career as a player is bigger than mine and his career as a coach is also bigger than mine".
"But I like to play more against him because it's demanding for your preparation to try to win against his teams".