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Arsenal Takeover

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A SENSATIONAL £1.5billion bid for Arsenal is being lined up by a powerful

Middle Eastern investment group.

 

The consortium — which includes wealthy investors from Qatar and the United

Arab Emirates — have been working on the deal for the last four months.

They will make their big move to majority shareholder Stan Kroenke in the next

few weeks and aim to take Arsenal to the top of world football. The

investors will offer Kroenke £20,000 per share for his 66.64 per cent stake

in the Gunners.

That would net the American £830million — a profit of around £350m.

If Kroenke accepts, the same offer will be made to the other major

shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, who holds 29.11 per cent.

The group want a total takeover of all the shares — although they believe it

is possible to work with Usmanov if he decides not to sell.

They also plan to clear the club’s debts of £250m, put separate funds aside

for transfers and stop the sale of star players.

A source told SunSport: “These are serious investors with serious money. They

are not messing about.

“Kroenke must realise it is time to get out.â€

It's the sun so probably bollocks,

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This is also on the telegraph website, will comment more when I have time/if this looks likely

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Would they keep Wenger?

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£1.5 billion?! Arsenal ain't worth that!

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Don't forget their debt

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They might not be worth that much but you've got to remember that the Kroenke and Usmanov aren't going to leave unless they're adequately compensated the the time, effort, and money they've put into their investment. Why would they want to sell up without making a substantial profit, and that is the only reason the figure is so high.

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They don't even need these Arab's, Uzmanov is rich motherfucker but they won't let him in and throw money at the club from what I've heard.

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I hope they don't sell.  People like Arsenal because they go about things the right way on and off the pitch.  They play good football and off the pitch generate their own income and live within their means.  They have the new stadium which when they've paid off should allow them to compete at the top level for many years to come, and I don't think there is the need to become a playboys play thing to compete long term   It will lose them a lot of popularity that they currently have. 

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It's the popularity v success debate I suppose

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But they have the infrastructure to be successful.  The main thing is the stadium debt once that is less then they will be in a different position again.

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I supposes that's why The Kronk is telling them to do one.

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I think most of Arsenal fans are tired of waiting for miracles and they would welcome changes at the club if it helps them back to the times when they were one of the serious title contenders.

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Reports have been dismissed by Arsenal.

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I think most of Arsenal fans are tired of waiting for miracles and they would welcome changes at the club if it helps them back to the times when they were one of the serious title contenders.

Unlike Chelski..Arsenal have always been contenders. I think i am right in saying they have never been relegated.

 

It would be a sad day for English football if they were sold to foreign investors.

 

That is my opinion anyway but all that really matters is the views of the Gooners...It is their club after all

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Surely Kroeneke IS a foreign investor.

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And Usmanov. They haven't been English since whatsherface sold out.

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Unlike Chelski..Arsenal have always been contenders. I think i am right in saying they have never been relegated.

It would be a sad day for English football if they were sold to foreign investors.

That is my opinion anyway but all that really matters is the views of the Gooners...It is their club after all

how can they be contenders when they haven't won anything in 7-8 years, and consider top 4 as good as a trophy? That is not a champions attitude. They spend most seasons finishing closer in points to 10th than they do first

 

And the did get relegated when they were based in south london

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how can they be contenders when they haven't won anything in 7-8 years, and consider top 4 as good as a trophy? That is not a champions attitude. They spend most seasons finishing closer in points to 10th than they do first

 

And the did get relegated when they were based in south london

How often have they failed to reach the Champions League in the last 7-8 years. I am sure Birmingham City fans would swap their league cup for playing Champions League every year.

 

Arsenal problem is not financial...their problem is they have a manager who was very succrssful bringing in players and building a team. It hasn't been working for a few years and it eas time to move on a few years ago.

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