A plausible path to fan ownership by Bryam Gobbett
With the beginning of the season seeming to be the perfect time for Stan Kroenke to quietly complete his full takeover at Arsenal, with all the headlines full of the transfers and opening game discussions, it seems the Arsenal Supporters Trust are aiming to take legal advice and try to delay the takeover so that Kroenke will have one final AGM where he can feel the ire of the Arsenal fans who are set to lose their shares to the American by cumpulsoty purchase.
After the reports last week that Alisher Usmanov was looking to offload his 30% stake in Arsenal shares, it now appears that he has agreed to sell those shares to Stan Kroenke, which will make the American the outright owner of the club.
The facts were reported by the Mirror just this morning……
Following on from yesterday’s post about how much Arsenal really have to spend this summer, one of our contributors, Sean, has sent me this article from the excellent Arsenal Blog AngryOfIslington detailing exactly how much Stan Kroenke’s investment in Arsenal has grown over the years. A very interesting and factual read….
So despite us all having seen the leaked pictures of our new PUMA home kit with the pink armbands, it has only just now been officially unveiled by Arsenal on their official website.
Of course the announcement came with lots of pretty publicity shots, most of which had also been linked previously like this one…
Arsenal’s relationship with the Emirates airline has been ongoing for 12 years now and is being extended for yet another five years in a deal being described as one of the ‘biggest ever’ in world football. The sponsorship, the largest ever signed by the club and one of the biggest ever agreed in football, gives the airline a 5-year extension to their shirt partnership with the club until the end of the 2023-2024 season.
Arsenal fans were left “galvanised”, to quote legend Ian Wright there, at the fact that rumours suggested Alisher Usmanov had made a bid to buy out Stan Kroenke’s shares at Arsenal.
It’s no secret that the club is in desperate need of change. The Gunners have had the same manager and most of the same coaching staff and managerial support for the last twenty years and to no surprise it’s starting to go stale.