Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has insisted he has no intention of selling his shares in the club and is a “committed, long-term investor and will remain so.”
We brought you the news last week that Alisher Usmanov had failed in a £1 billion takeover of the club and Kroenke has now moved to clarify his position in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.
“KSE UK, Inc notes the recent media speculation concerning its shareholding in Arsenal Holdings PLC and confirms that its shares are not, and never have been, for sale. KSE is a committed, long term investor in Arsenal and will remain so,” he said via Standard Sport.
Kroenke was targeted by sections of the Arsenal support during the club’s 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday with fans singing “Stan Kroenke, get out of our club” and making their feelings about the club’s ownership known.
However, it does not look as though Kroenke plans on going anywhere soon which is likely to only antagonise fans further after a disappointing season.
There is currently huge unrest around the club with Arsene Wenger’s future still far from uncertain and having overshadowed the second half of the season.
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The futures of star men Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are also unclear although it looks as though there could be big changes at Arsenal this summer after missing out on Champions League football for the first time under Wenger.