Arsenal fans react to Stan Kroenke statement with a clear message
By Ben Green on Monday, May 22, 2017
Arsenal 3 – Everton 1
As it became clear that Arsenal would finish fifth in the Premier League on Sunday, attention turned to the ownership of the north London club.
Arsenal beat Everton, playing with 10 men for much of the game, but results elsewhere, for Manchester City and Liverpool, means the Gunners will be playing Europa League football next season.
Whilst much of the Arsenal campaign was dominated by Wenger In or Wenger Out arguments, in recent days this has turned to Stan Kroenke v Alisher Usmanov.
Arsenal fans stage Stan Kroenke protests
During the Everton game, there were protests against Stan Kroenke, the majority owner of Arsenal football club.
This comes off the back of Alisher Usmanov attempting to take control of the north London giants over the weekend.
Usmanov reportedly offered Kroenke 1 billion pounds for his shares in Arsenal.
Kroenke, who owns 67.05% of Arsenal, declined the offer from Usmanov and that has now been made official in a statement released to the stock exchange by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE).
Usmanov owns 30.04% of shares in Arsenal.
The official statement from Stan Kroenke
“KSE UK, Inc notes the recent media speculation concerning its shareholding in Arsenal Holdings PLC and confirms its shares are not, and never have been, for sale.
KSE is a committed, long term investor in Arsenal and will remain so.”
Arsenal fans have immediately reacted to the fact that Stan Kroenke isn’t going anywhere fast.
They remain steadfast in the fact that they want the American out.
But, even if Kroenke wanted or needed to sell, it seems very unlikely that he would engage in any business with Alisher Usmanov.
If Kroenke remains at Arsenal ALL fans around the world need to boycott buying merchandise & NOT put a single penny into the club. He hasn’t pic.twitter.com/lv5JtqMQPf