So the Carr family have sold their shares to Stan the man for between £8,500 and £10,500, boy those shares have come a long way since I paid £900 a pop for mine.
Ok with 53% owned by a Russian and an American we are definitely a foreign owned club now and as I’m not sure whether Nina is English or Indian, there’s another 15% that could be overseas as well.
Well done Peter and the board, I expect your dad Dennis is rolling uncomfortably in his grave right now, thanks for selling us out, perhaps by having Stan’s kind at Arsenal then we get rid of your kind, as your kind doesn’t seem to care about our kind, the supporters.
So what have these overseas shareholders contributed to Arsenal? Have they paid off our debt? No. Have they made funds available to buy new players like Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool and Man United have? No, so what was the point in selling them our shares then? Are they Arsenal fans? No.
So apart from saying they own Arsenal football club and apart from buying all their shares at the top end, what have the done it for? Even if they sold the club back to themselves and plunged us into debt I don’t see the point, financially there were easier ways for them to make money, it’s been a long and torturous journey for them, why did they bother?
One thing is for sure, they aren’t going to put their own money in like Abramovich did are they? I love the bit that the Arsenal supporters trust back the move and already have a great relationship with Gazidas, oh great then, now they think it’s alright we must be in safe hands. A bit like Alistair Darling saying the recession will end this year.
I would just like the Arsenal supporters trust to explain to me why having our club owned by foreign investors is such a good thing, we are now like all the other clubs that have whored themselves to the highest bidder, except we haven’t bought any players in. Great.
Onto today, Arsene Wenger said he has never fielded a weakened side, he obviously forgot about the drubbing we got at Old Trafford last season in the FA cup, but then he did say deliberately, what does that mean? A weakened side is a weakened side, it has to be deliberate otherwise it wouldn’t have happened.
I don’t believe it will be a Carling cup side but I would like to see Ramsey, Vela and Wilshere start today and with Arshavin up top with Walcott, Bendtner or Adebayor, we might actually look good today.
I think he needs to make Ade play and if he has another stinker, drop him for the ManU game, maybe it’s time to stick Theo up front with Vela or Bendtner, but having said that Theo always combines well with Ade, until last week anyway.
It should be a good game with both teams wanting to win and I don’t expect to lose, it does have score draw written all over it though.
If anyone has a live link for today please let us know early doors.
I expect the summer will answer a few of my questions regarding what’s next for Arsenal, one thing is for sure as you all saw on Wednesday, this team needs a few quality replacements and additions, when we go to Old Trafford as favourites, that’s when you know we have a decent squad, until then we’ll just be a top 4 team.
Let’s at least hope all these share dealings lead to something positive and that Gazidas has joined Arsenal for a reason and not just a season.
I tell you what I would do, I would get rid of Hill-Wood, for me he adds nothing and now that Edelman, Carr and Lady Nina have all gone he’s the only remaining one from the old school, and then bring back David Dein as Chairman.
Having Hill-Wood on the board reminds me of that fat bloke in Brideshead revisited with his teddy bear, what does he do? He looks down his nose at everyone and none more so than us, the ticket paying customer and keeps embarrassing Arsenal football club with his little pearlers.
At least Dein knows we need to buy decent players in order to compete and the last time we won anything, he was at Arsenal, think about that one.
Have a great Day Grovers, today we secure 4th!