Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood says that neither of the two main shareholders want to sell their stakes in the club, and that he knows nothing of a supposed middle-east consortium wanting to buy the club.
The mega-rich group apparently sought to begin negotiations by planting stories in a couple of newspapers, but Hill-Wood said, “I have heard nothing and I don’t think anybody knows anything about it at the club.
“It all seems a bit of a waste of time. If there is this consortium, they can’t make any progress unless they attempt to get in touch. So I can’t say if there is anything to it or not.
“But even if they did make an approach, my understanding is our two major shareholders do not want to sell.”
Stan Kroenke remains the majority shareholder with Alisher Usmanov holding most of the rest of the shares.
Arseblog News bemoans the day this ever came to pass and believes that the club should be run by a committee of celebrity fans who each own 20%.
Chairman – John Lydon
Vice-chairman – Mo Farah
Executive vice-chairman with responsibility for Toothiology – Dara O’Briain
Club secretary, sniffer out of psyscopaths like van Persie – Jon Ronson
Honorary Executive Director in charge of money and stuff – Robert Peston
We can but dream.