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#1 Paul

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:21 AM


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.”

It's the sun so probably bollocks,



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:01 AM

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

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

Would they keep Wenger?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

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


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Don't forget their debt

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

19 billion apparently.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

It's the popularity v success debate I suppose

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

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

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:54 PM

Reports have been dismissed by Arsenal.


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

Surely Kroeneke IS a foreign investor.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

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


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

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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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:52 AM

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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