Guest Invicta_Toon Posted April 18, 2007 Share Posted April 18, 2007 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/6566789.stm Arsenal chairman snubs US buyer Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has sent a hands-off warning to American billionaire Stan Kroenke over any potential takeover of the club. Kroenke recently bought 9.9% of Arsenal and also acquired more shares from major stakeholder Danny Fiszman, sparking talk of a takeover. But Hill-Wood told the Guardian: "The shareholders would prefer to stay in control than sell out to some stranger. "We would be horrified to see ownership of the club go across the Atlantic." Hill-Wood claims that he and three of the club's major shareholders - Fiszman, Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith and the Carr family - have "no intention of selling". He added: "These people love Arsenal, they are independently wealthy and do not need the money. Having a few extra million pounds in the bank is of no interest to them. "We're here for Arsenal football club, not to make a few bob. The club has been run for the benefit of supporters, staff and players." wtf? Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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