Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 29 September, 2017 12:57

By arseblog - September 29, 2017

Stan Kroenke has made a bid to purchase Alisher Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal, an offer which is currently under consideration by the Russian business magnate.

Back in May the Financial Times reported that Alisher Usmanov had made a bid to purchase Stan Kroenke’s shareholding in Arsenal.

The billionaire, who currently holds a 30.04% stake, tabled a £1.3bn offer which the American rejected, reaffirming his desire to maintain his own 67% shareholding.

Now, Arseblog News understands that Kroenke has turned the tables, and approached Usmanov two weeks ago with a bid to purchase his shares, a move which would give him more than 97% of the shares in the club.

The two men are not friendly, but Usmanov knows he will never have a seat on the board or any influence at Arsenal while KSE remain in charge.

His former partner in Red & Holdings, Farhad Moshiri, purchased a 49.9% stake in Everton in 2016, and his USM Holdings company put pen to paper on a five year deal to sponsor the Merseyside club’s training ground.

As yet the 64 year old oligarch has not accepted the bid, and is holding out for improved terms. However, the temptation that he could sell and immediately reinvest into Everton, teaming up with Moshiri once again, is obvious.



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Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
Date: 29 September, 2017 14:20

Would make little difference to how things are now, i.e. we remain a business first club.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 29 September, 2017 14:25

It would make a massive difference as then thsts no selling the free fall. Not that usmanov would have saved us but we need kronke out to succeed which isn't gonna happen in a long long time if this goes through

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
Date: 29 September, 2017 17:36

Whether Kroenke is the majority or sole owner is irrelevant as he is still in charge.

And whilst that remains the case ... We're f.ucked either way.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 29 September, 2017 21:08

Its terrible news
1. Its a declaration of intent that Kroenke is in it for the very long term

2. If he hold all the shares even the little peeps of discontent will be barred at the AGM

3. He will star using the club to leverage more of his debt, Kroenke never pays cash up front

To remove him, hard enough as it is, becomes even harder as the club becomes an even bigger secret.
We might as well leave as soon as it happens



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 30 September, 2017 06:22

Quote:
Padre Pio
Its terrible news
1. Its a declaration of intent that Kroenke is in it for the very long term

2. If he hold all the shares even the little peeps of discontent will be barred at the AGM

3. He will star using the club to leverage more of his debt, Kroenke never pays cash up front

To remove him, hard enough as it is, becomes even harder as the club becomes an even bigger secret.
We might as well leave as soon as it happens
This is exactly what i meant. The power struggle with usmanov is necessary. I was hoping someone else came in and kronke decided to cash out

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 30 September, 2017 08:31

Quote:
CazOnARola
Quote:
Padre Pio
Its terrible news
1. Its a declaration of intent that Kroenke is in it for the very long term

2. If he hold all the shares even the little peeps of discontent will be barred at the AGM

3. He will star using the club to leverage more of his debt, Kroenke never pays cash up front

To remove him, hard enough as it is, becomes even harder as the club becomes an even bigger secret.
We might as well leave as soon as it happens
This is exactly what i meant. The power struggle with usmanov is necessary. I was hoping someone else came in and kronke decided to cash out

I agree, I would rather live in a two run by two mobsters than just one



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: grayfox1 (IP Logged)
Date: 30 September, 2017 09:58

Very sad and scary news sad smiley

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: AJ The Gunner (IP Logged)
Date: 30 September, 2017 10:52

Noooooo!!! more doom and gloom



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Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: Bergmars (IP Logged)
Date: 04 October, 2017 06:12

Maybe a better stance for selling if he is sole owner?



DB10,the best.

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 04 October, 2017 13:35

The stance is become sole owner, make it a part of his sporting Empire, take money out to pay back leveraged loans, all accounts secret, ignore the fans



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: djarse (IP Logged)
Date: 04 October, 2017 18:15

Usmanov responds: [www.bbc.co.uk]

Re: Kroenke bid to purchase Usmanov’s shareholding in Arsenal.
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 04 October, 2017 20:23

Some grounds for hope, but we have no idea who the consortium are and where there money comes from. Also Usmanov will want to go to Everton, he watches more matches there than at Arsenal



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

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