April 14th, 2010
11:03 AM ET

Should Stan Kroenke buy Arsenal?

Investment is always something of a gamble, with profits and riches dependent on the fate and vicissitudes of an often volatile market.

Could Arsenal soon have a American owner?
Could Arsenal soon have a American owner?

The American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet should know a thing or two about it, having accrued a personal wealth of $47 billion dollars (according to Forbes Magazine) through shrewd stock market shopping and selling.

Should Stan Kroenke buy Arsenal?

"Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful," is Buffet's mantra; so will Stan Kroenke take his compatriot's advice by taking ownership of English Premier League side Arsenal?

There is good reason to be fearful. Fellow Americans Malcolm Glazer, George Gillett and Tom Hicks saw England's top division as a great area in which to expand their portfolio, as broadcasting money and global demand saw the league grow to one of the most lucrative in world sport.

But Glazer's ownership of Manchester United, and Hicks and Gillett's tenure at Liverpool has seen both parties struggle with copious debt and subsequent fan unrest. The global economic downturn has hit the league hard, exposing the problem of too many clubs who have borrowed too much money in the pursuit of success; crisis-hit Portsmouth being the prime example. The bubble built on boom has, to a degree, burst.

The league that was once so lucrative now looks less of a sound option for surplus, a fact that could see Kroenke - who as a 29.9 Arsenal stakeholder is just ten shares short of forcing a takeover of one of England's most successful sides - bulk at pushing through the move.

If he chose to be "greedy" he may swoop soon as Nina Bracewell-Smith, owner of a 15.9 percent stake in the London club, announced she is keen to sell this week. This could pave the way for the man known as "Silent Stan" to cash in when the price is relatively low.

Kroenke - who already owns the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and the MLS's Colorado Rapids - has pedigree in making money from sport franchises and could see Randy Lerner's popular acquisition of Aston Villa as a reason for optimism.

Arsenal, led by their prudent manager Arsene Wenger, have a a good record of dealings in the transfer market too, they consistently qualify for the cash-cow European Champions League and through their 60,000-seater home stadium have a bankable asset for making consistent profits at the turnstiles to reduce their debt.

So will Kroenke be tempted? The next few weeks could be crucial, but it's worth remembering the 62-year-old has been in prime position to buy for some time now. An intriguing development of Kroenke's attempt to take his holdings in the St Louis Rams American football team from 40 percent to 100 – an announcement that was also made earlier this week – is that NFL rules dictate he would have to sell his ownership of the Nuggets and the Avalanche.

If this rule is enforced, and it looks likely it will be, Kroenke would be cash-rich and looking for a place to spend ...

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  1. Felix

    Am an Arsenal fan. My comment is that, if the club is making profit accordingly she shouldn't sale it out. And if she will have to sale it, she should sale it to somebody better who can release money to buy players so that we can win trophies.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  2. Nasir Jatau

    I am fed up with the trophy drought. If the take over would improve the competitive advantage so be it

    April 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  3. elfboy

    Also an Arsenal fan. In reply to Felix, Kroenke might offer millions for Wenger to spend, but Arsene has been very reluctant to buy the best of the best (even though we'd love it, I can't see Wenger blowing 100mil to bring Messi in), nor is it in Kroenke's style to interfere with the coach's decision.

    The only hope I have at this point is that if Stan does buy Arsenal, he will reduce the stadium debt. That would see us pay less interest, and/or pay off the stadium faster.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  4. Fsq

    Since d club is making a good record among d rest of d club,it shouldn't be sold but maybe it should be sold if to buy quality players.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  5. Murf

    The fact that the Glazer's bought Man U and then put all of their debts into the club is the reason why the most successful Premiership team is so badly in the red. Same thing with Liverpool, US investors should keep out of the premiership, you have no clue what you are doing.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  6. Silvernus

    I what that american man to buy arsenal so that arsenal would stop buying under age player

    April 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  7. Eze Ndukwe

    Selling of Arsenal fc may lead to wenger's exit,what about the fans?we need trophies.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  8. Dayo

    Does arsenal consist of old men

    April 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Reply
  9. musty

    is better for the club to be sold out to somebody like them.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  10. Abhinandan Reddy

    I dont like Arsenal, but I still want them in the Prem League to be beaten by Man Utd.

    A single owner for the club means doom in the very near future. So, I dont want that for Arsenal.

    Seen that with Leeds, Liverpool and probably going to be the case for Man Utd.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  11. Onyeka ononye

    As an arsenal fan if selling the club will bring trophies i won't mind.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  12. Mr odeleye odeyemi wasiu

    Yes arsenal have america owner becouse when we will take a look of their future and also the performance of the player.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  13. Henry richard

    I think it will be great for the American man that is Stan kroneken to buy Arsenal

    April 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  14. Jones Chijioke

    If Kroenke buys Arsenal he shld as well buy at least two or more quality players for next seasons campaign.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  15. Fatunwase peace

    Arsenal is 1 of the best clubs in the whole world,but her inability to win at least a trophy every season is becoming so frequent, arsenal should be sold to someone who is ready to buy more players(experienced & skillful) and ready to spend money so that gud reputation of the gunners can be restored

    April 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  16. Slim king

    To me Arsenal is doing great but am not Gunners fans

    April 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  17. Duru emmanuel c

    Let him buy

    April 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  18. Semiu

    Semmy,To me it is good to have another stake in arsenal team may be he may bring new changes to the team.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  19. cole goode

    I hate how americans do this

    April 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  20. Ademiluyi

    If stan is willing to buy arsenal and ready to spend money on competent and qualify player i think arsenal should be sold out

    April 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  21. Carlos Morales

    I love soccer ( not just trophies), and I see the same in Arsenal today playing with young players of all around the world, Mr. Buffet and his people loves money and profits, His priority is to have profits?, If I'm poor I can´t be a good Arsenal fan for Mr. Buffet?

    April 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  22. Alawo

    The point is dat wil stan be willing 2 buy big playz?

    April 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  23. Eric

    It depends on the decision made by the previous owner of Arsenal.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  24. okoye chimezie

    4rm kaduna Nigeria.Arsenal should be sold. i think problems of trophies would be solved.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  25. BritishGirl

    Seriously, no offence but Americans should stay out of British football. They don't understand it, they annoy the fans and don't appreciate the history of these clubs – or the fans themselves. The Glazers have almost destroyed Man United – don't let it happen to Arsenal! Sorry if this sounds harsh but you guys stick to your American Football and Baseball and we'll stick to real football....

    April 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  26. Ifeanyi cleopas

    I luv arsenal&I want 2 see us take trophies,if ownership change wil bring it am ok wit dat;up gunners!

    April 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  27. Ijeoma Ibeagi-Offor

    I'm simply worried about the reaction of Arsenal home fans now and later on to the the ownership of the English club by a Yankee man. For me, the club could do better when he buys it.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  28. Edusky Edunho

    He should buy if it will bring TROPHIESSSSSSSSS to Arsenal fc. Thanks

    April 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  29. Ben

    I do believe that arsenel fc have the metal ability,they only need some big players within the ages of 24 – 26yrs and physical tall. With these little injection come 2012 they will be crown king of epl

    April 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  30. Labiru kasimu

    I want that american man to buy arsenal so that we can buy a good players

    April 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  31. joe

    The Brits have sold London Bridge (pure British Heritage)to the yanks, so why not sell a banch of foreigners kicking a ball in Man Untd, Liverpool, Aston Villa and for that matter Arsenal? The only thing British left in those teams is their name like the London Bridge. The difference, however, is that the LondonBridge was taken away but the Clubs remain in Britain and British fans pay the bill by filling the stadiums in millions.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  32. Samuel

    Those wanting to buy arsenal, are they wise enough to understand the mind of the coach, bcos i will not like the situation in chelsea to happen at arsenal, where d owner will begin to control d coach.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  33. Charles Ezugha

    As a gonner for life , whether an American buyer or Nigerian buyer Arsenal is an inspiring club that raises nobodies to somebodies. Kolo Tourse, Adebayor, Eboue , Henry , ETC. Give us more of the games, tonight i will be awake in China till 3AM to watch us with hotspur. Let the game as the music flow on. Kudos to my dear humble coach, Wenger.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  34. Aina Tunmise

    I think the americans are the best buyer

    April 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  35. Dayshow david

    I don't see it right for Arsenal to be sold to a single man,because of the near future.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  36. Dayshow david

    I don't think one man ownership of the club,is a good thing.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  37. Muhammed Auchi

    If the club is 4 sale the should try to buy it and spend money on becos the club still has enough fans every part of the world.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  38. Malik lateef.abuja

    Though arsenal have been doing very well in dept management,since its profit oriented and is not making loses'.then why should it b sold.All we are urging for, is new players,we really need 2 start wining trophies.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  39. Emmydax

    Let de yankee buy it.So we can win cups.Gunner 4 life.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  40. Chyke

    A look @ kroenke's history shld b considered b4 selling. ManU 4 LIFE

    April 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  41. Nyak Gala

    Lets put it this way, I do and believe that he should buy the team. The country of an owner should not determine anything. I think that everyone has the right to buy whatever they can afford. Furthermore I think that one man can own a whole team as long as he is able to handle a whole team on his own.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  42. Armashud

    This is total rubbish! so does he think a football team is another basketball team?this dude 'z crazy!

    April 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  43. Erick Magati

    I hope he has enough cash to finance the club's activities and service
    his personal loans. The American owners in English Football have a bad history i.e the owners of Liverpool and Man.U. Hey guys we dont wanna sell players to service loans.

    April 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  44. Lekan

    I think is a good ideal for stan to go forward in order to burst his investment.

    April 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  45. Omini okoi

    If Kroenke his to buy arsenal is not our problems.changing of ownership his not solving our campionsleauge.wenger should splash money on players.wenger is a good manager! We have good players live Arshavin fabregars song v.p rosky vemlee walcott.i luv arsenal like my girlfrd.let him buy if he knows what he can do!dont say 1 person can't manage the club.wenger i stll luv u.

    April 14, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  46. Jerry

    Looks like the comment section has turned to a Nigeria Arsenal fans gathering.

    Wenger has a good record with good players he can bring lots of profit.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Reply
  47. Oliver Adindu

    Am an Arsenal fan. I think the club deserve one who will be willing to spend on talented experienced players as the window will soon open. I warn! Leave Wenger out is this politics. NBA is not football.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Reply
  48. Kuniara

    Arsenal is the bst club there is .Americans pls dont ruin gd ol arsenal lyk u've done 2 liverpool n man united.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  49. Muhammed wambai doma

    I said no a greatest arsenal fan, from nasarawa state of nigeria.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  50. nana

    if u nid trophies u beta sell de club so dat de owner will bankroll de club.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  51. Nnaji jude chidiebere

    I want arsenal to buy good happenly strikes who can not be misses his chances.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Reply
  52. Samuellekan

    I think this new idea is very good. arsenal is for everybody is for bigs boy like americans

    April 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  53. Bishop

    Selling off Arsenal will make them go out of there way 2 get players which will lead them into debt just like Man United.i prefere the club to remain with England.

    April 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  54. Ezenwa maduka

    I think we should 4get de issue of sell and give wenger chance 2 manage de club

    April 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  55. Lenn

    It's probably NOT a good thing. Look at what the Glazers did to Man Utd. They took enormous loans to buy the club and then put the debt onto the club. That's why Man Utd have less money to spend than some other top clubs.

    A takeover is ONLY a good thing if someone like the Russian Abrahamovich buys it, who puts a lot of money into the club rather than leeching off of it.

    April 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  56. Uchingo

    The club can be sold if it will lead to the purchase of quality players that will be blended with youths which the develop, to win trophies while making profit for the club.

    April 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  57. Maugbe

    With the God i serve, i believe things will be alright in d near future 4 my team Arsenal F. C. D pride of London

    April 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  58. Debby

    As ansenal fan, i dont want the America man to buy the club. For a single man to buy the club, it may lead to many destruction such as the coach may leave &some players may leave too. We want the trouphy but dont want a man who will want to be a decision maker.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  59. Anton from Russia

    Russian man wants to buy Arsenal, but english glazers dont want to sale him.
    Americans cant give money for football. They only take from clubs.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  60. J. Melody

    Almost 75% of all coments are 4rm NIGERIANS. We love ARSENAL and will always do. All we are asking 4 are TROPHIES. It doesnt matter who buys d FC.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  61. Derrick

    My guys & chairmen, things are not done this way we have 2 sit and think about what we are about 2 do it might be drastic, in the sense that Wenger might be lost its the debt thats holding Arsenal back we need that of our back & 2 keep our coach. I don't like watching us lose matches its heart breaking lets just hope 4 the best 2 happen. Peace my brothers.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Reply

    Arsenal decisions is not self centered because of the group owners. Though the club is not in dept, but what the fans need is trophy. So is better it is owned by one person at least for one decision making.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Reply
  63. Hope okpo

    Lets sell d club now, so we can buy matured players.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  64. Tope

    I think he has a good vision.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  65. Tope

    Good vision

    April 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Reply
  66. samson sanusi

    just today we lost to Tottaham.very sad.We the fans needs Trophies.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  67. Shrimpers

    I think that he should own arsenal if he is a fan (unlike Gillett and Hicks) because he would obviously show interest in the club and help the club in anyway such as investment. If he is just adding to his collection then he should just not bother as he would be hated by all gunners and end up like Gillett and Hicks.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  68. Frederik

    why not buy RCD Mallorca?

    April 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  69. Rob

    Arsenal is a top European football club and has been for years now.
    Maybe not lots of silverware in the last few years but always in there competing for it.
    If the guy is willing to pour in the millions why would anyone object?
    Offer €300 million for Messi after this season since he's won everything with Barcelona maybe he wants to try the premier league for a change....

    April 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  70. Jolomi Oritsegbone

    Sale sale...

    April 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  71. Bakare Adeshina

    If selling of arsenal to stan will bring joy to d fans they shld go ahead,barca 4life

    April 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  72. Timothy Onukwusi


    April 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  73. Timothy Onukwusi


    April 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  74. Nanemeka

    The gunners needs God help to be arsenal again frm atuba NGA(bauchi)

    April 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Reply
  75. eze

    let them sell it to who ever that is ready to make a change on the team ,

    April 14, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  76. Kelechi ugwumba

    I disagree wit dat. The only prob wenger has is dat he dosent buy players. He should just do dat b/4 arsenal falls

    April 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  77. Osere Samuel

    If he has enough money like the owners of chelsea & mancity he should go ahead & buy it; but if not, he should not, so that Arsenal will not end up like man u or liverpool i.e owing somuch money,becos he might need 2 buy expensve players & if he does not have enough personal money 2 take care, the club might end up borrowing...

    April 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  78. Alan

    The bottom line is Kroenke would only be doing this for money. Any business man who owns franchises or clubs for a living knows that to make money, the team needs to WIN. To win, we need to buy better players. If he understands THAT, then why wouldn't you want him to buy the team? Better him than someone who only looks at the bottom line and never the rink/court/pitch. If we want more trophies, we need more money to buy better players, its as simple as that. Love 'em or hate 'em, this yank has money... Gunners for life

    April 14, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Reply
  79. Denvermarc

    Kronke wont even go over the NBA salary cap in denver to get a decent center, and his house (one of them) is literally on the arena they play in. No chance he will spend money to make arsenel any better.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:33 am | Reply
  80. Kerry

    Reasons to buy not to buy /
    1. The reason why EPL is in the hotseat is due to the business model of buying the best players. However, The Current manager is notoriously stingy, as long as Arsenal Manager Arsene Wegner is there, it will not be the same as Man U or Liverpool, which are far less thrifty.

    2. The only other club more popular internationally than Arsenal is Man U, but Arsenal does not have the current (key word) financial weaknesses.

    3. It is suspected that the reason why Kroenke is buying up the shares so slowly, according to an epsn soccernet article, is allegedly due to his belief the current share price of 10,000 (pounds, but i'm not sure) is heavily inflated, which suggests that he will approach club investing differently that his fellow American counterparts.

    4. It is also suspected that Kroenke is going to force the Arsenal Manager Wegner to have Arsenal tour in the U.S to either out of personal motivation to see them play in the U.S. or as another revenue stream. Wegner has previously stated that he is staunchly opposed to this because he believes it will wear out the players.

    5. Although the fiscal transfer market policy was a means to finance the new stadium, the club posted record profits last year and according to website cbc.ca, are as of this week in "rude health" (excellent financial condition)

    6. The third largest shareholder, Blackwell-Smith, is selling off her entire portion, I can't recall her portion, but it goes without saying that it is massive. Kroenke appears to be a smart investor, and although Blackwell-Smith has hired a financial team to find an investor. However, that group will be interested in finding a buy who can buy her shares, they might not at all be concerned if they are a good investor for Arsenal. It could wind up like Fulham, whose owner, an Arab oil tycoon, of treating their club like a plaything.

    April 15, 2010 at 1:00 am | Reply
  81. Stephen

    English club is a real investment

    April 15, 2010 at 1:01 am | Reply
  82. YG

    I rather see David Dein, a true supporter of Arsenal back at the Club than someone who's just in for the profit.......Sorry Mr Kroenke, Nothing personal, pure business.....and as you said 29.9 is ok for you no need to push for a takeover...so please remain in that state of mind....We want David Dein......

    April 15, 2010 at 1:18 am | Reply
  83. Michael

    Stan Kroenke should absolutely buy Arsenal, he is not worried about profit the club already operates on very good principles. If you need proof look at what he owns now, the Rams are horrible and yet he stills has them he does not plunge them into debt. Kroenke is a shrewd businessman and would be a great owner for the club. Regardless of if he spends money to bring in players or not. To all of you complaining about the Gunners not winning trophies need to take a look around at the other EPL teams. They would KILL to be in our position year in and year out, the trophies will come eventually. As an Arsenal fan this would be a great thing for the club if he did make a formal bid and did takeover the club.

    April 15, 2010 at 3:49 am | Reply
  84. Coloradoan

    As an American that has lived in the Denver area since Stan Kronke came to town, all I can say is that this guy is a class act that will spend a lot of time, money and resources on making his teams, stadiums and fan experience better all-around.

    Considering the volatility in the English football leagues I would think many of you would welcome the addition of an owner willing to invest and add some financial stability. Because he is definitely turning a healthy profit here in the states.

    April 15, 2010 at 4:49 am | Reply
  85. Rayber, Nairobi

    Arsenal 4 lyf, Wenger hs done a recomendbl work...but we fans of Arsenal are cravin 4 silverwares...if Kraonke will pump cash 2 buy experiencd players, thn be it.!

    April 15, 2010 at 9:43 am | Reply
  86. Danty

    Dis. Is danty we need good players we need some one who can push out money 4 good players.

    April 15, 2010 at 11:58 am | Reply
  87. brima bangura

    There are good reasons to explain about the buying of the club,but my question is ,is wenger ready and willing to spend the money to buy best payers? We should not be buying school boys to come train them how to play but to win a trophy!!!!!!!! Let him buy the club and also dictate to wenger too!

    April 15, 2010 at 11:59 am | Reply
  88. Oriaku

    Nigerians what happend to your local leagues? 75% of contributors are Nigerians Why? I have a question for them – WHO OWNS CROWN FC? AND IN WHICH CITY IS IT LOCATED?


    April 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  89. Bestman ehigie

    Selling arsenal 2 stan will b d biggest step taken by arsenal 4 d past 5 years.as an arsenal fan i can't speak where other club fans are talking.arsenal is known in nigeria as d trophy-less club.d stingy manager should change or b sacked.we need xperienced players not kids and d most important of all WE NEED TROPHIES!.

    April 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  90. Anene Onyema

    Am an Arsenal. No good business person would like to path with his or her money. Trophies are OK but profit remains supreme. Whoever that is interested,ready to take the risk and all other attachments can take over.I dont mind where the person comes from.I love Arsenal pattern of play even when they are losing i think its Arsene Wenger's style.I love the club man!!!!!

    April 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  91. Ngozi Ojukwu


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  92. Kerry

    In Short, Buy Arsenal.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  93. Murtala

    It nice to hear such a good news frm the american investment

    April 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Reply
  94. mickydoo

    Oriaku,we are talking ARSENAL not crown fc.Kroenke should buy as long as he will not interfere with Wenger's policies,as for silverwares,they will surely come.........

    April 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  95. Oladoyin

    If the debit is enouph my advice is that to sell arsenal to that man to solve the problem of team

    April 18, 2010 at 8:45 am | Reply
  96. Mamah malachi

    Selling arsenal is not the answer,but changing wenga.he is our problem,he should be changed

    April 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  97. j man

    I believe that Arsene Wenger has come to the realization that he has been a complete idiot for not replacing quality players like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires( I could go on for days...) so he will actually spend more than 5-10 million pounds on players over the age of 20... I say give this years owners one more chance, if we win some silver wear, we dont need a new owner, but ARSENAL NEED a steady flow of cash like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and other top clubs have in order to win some seriously needed silver wear.

    April 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  98. Henry

    Arsenal need better(non developing)players while the younglings are getting better and are playing the less important games against west ham, wigan, stoke....EPL is a huge investment, damn americans are rich though, so if take over does happen, it should be ok...

    April 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  99. Tope

    If they can change the english team manager is good oo

    April 20, 2010 at 10:36 am | Reply
  100. Eze Ndukwe

    As a chronic Arsenal fan 4 life in Nigeria ,buying or selling is not my problem,all i need is the glory dat comes wit trophies.

    April 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  101. Connie

    Ganas is a team n a half.We lv it n owners have behaved so far.They r kul n humble as we diehard fans.Wega shud reduce the french players n scout wide esp in africa n south america.vermaleen,song,persie,cesc,ashavin,walcot remain sell the others esp silvertre,diaby,denilson.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  102. arsenalgunners2121

    Arsenal are going to have money to spend this usmmer when all the acquisitions of their highbury square apartments are sold and a huge chunk of the debt is gone. we don;'t need an american owner to come in and have fan unrest like at man u or liverpool. hopefully though, however, if he does come he just shells out money and not his opinions on things or else Arsene is gone

    April 22, 2010 at 11:57 am | Reply
  103. arsenalgunners2121

    Hey connie, no way should he sell diaby, but i agree with denilson and silvestre def

    April 22, 2010 at 11:58 am | Reply
  104. michael udeh

    As a gunners fan, I believe we just need cohession to win trophies, compared to our counterparts, we are not doing badly financial wise... We have a new stadium and we still play soccer at the highest level. So buying or selling is not my interest the managment should step up their game, support our young tallents with scratch free bullets, and it will be business as usual at a better pace.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  105. Salis Ringim

    Selling d club is not d solution let wenger buy new players

    April 23, 2010 at 7:26 am | Reply
  106. Gunner 4 life HKG Fans

    Let Stan buy the club cos' we need trophies to cheer the young players up . I really don't want Cesc leave the club.

    April 24, 2010 at 5:44 am | Reply
  107. Wale lawal

    Yes arsenal should be sold to d America investor,cos it has good name{brand}4 d past 5 years arsenal had never won a troph but ppl still watch their matches, arsenal future is very ok.the investor will never regret of buying it.the club is well branded.Wenger just need to buy some quality players.i think in England after man u next club is Arsenal pride of London.the gentle man shld buy it, its a good invetment.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  108. chad

    it's stuppied!

    arsenal is wasting the time and asset!

    instead, buying berbatov!

    April 26, 2010 at 3:06 am | Reply
  109. Javier

    Just as an example. Saprissa – costa rican team – was nearly bankrupt 6 years ago, since it was purchase by mexican mogul Jorge Vergara the team was won 5 out of 7 tournaments.
    Let him buy the team and the wins and trophies will soon come. He is a Business man, he wants to make money. The only way he wil make is bye wining

    May 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Reply
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