Backpage Roundup: Bitter Adams Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Challenge, Juve Still Alive in Higuain Chase, No Arsenal Bid for Williams and More

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Bitter Adams Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Challenge Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has criticised owner Stan Kroenke’s decision to appoint the aged Chips Keswick as the club’s new chairman and claimed that he was the better man for the job. Kroenke recently installed Keswick as the new chairman after Peter Hill-Wood decided to step down due […]

Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke named sixth most-powerful person in sports

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Arsenal’s majority owner Stan Kroenke may rub many Arsenal supporters the wrong way due to his alleged penny-pinching and thrifty ways, but he must be doing something right. The 65-year-old was just recently named as the sixth most powerful person in the world of sports by the renowned Sports Illustrated magazine. The publication just released […]

Backpage roundup: Vermaelen disappointed, Gunners lack confidence, no more Walcott contract talks, Kroenke’s Rams train at Arsenal and more

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Vermaelen Disappointed by Lack of Creativity Thomas Vermaelen expressed his disappointment at Arsenal’s lack of creativity after his side suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home in their Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday. After losing last weekend’s league game against Norwich City due to a poor showing by the front players, the Gunners […]

Usmanov and Moshiri lay into Kroenke and Arsenal board

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There are a lot of Arsenal supporters upset over Robin van Persie’s statement, which revealed he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension with the club. There were a few shareholders who weren’t very happy either, especially Alisher Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri. Usmanov and Moshiri, who are the club’s second-largest shareholders with a combined 30 […]

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov’s £300m cash splash

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ARSENAL shareholder Alisher Usmanov has splashed some of his considerable cash on a new luxury yacht… no doubt tempting Gooners to dream about the money he could fork out on players. Usmanov has, it is being reported, handed over some £65 million on the craft, which includes a swimming pool, a helicopter pad, a gym, […]

Arsenal the Franchise

When Stan Kroenke first bought a substantial percentage of Arsenal, by purchasing ITV’s 9.9% share of Arsenal back in 2007, Chairman Peter Hill-Wood made his infamous quote ‘we don’t want his sort here’, in reference to a perceived takeover bid in the making from the American billionaire. Naturally, Hill-Wood’s view may have been coloured by […]

Four Reasons Preventing David Dein’s Return to Arsenal

Arsenal’s perceived lack of ability to ‘do the business’ in the transfer market in recent seasons has produced a crescendo of calls for the return of David Dein to the club. From effectively running the boardroom for between the mid-80s and the mid-1990s, a decade on, Dein was unceremoniously dumped from the club in the […]

“In Arsene We…(Fill in the Blank)”

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This week, American businessman, billionaire, and possible future owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stan Kroenke flew into London in order to publicly express his full support of Arsene Wenger. Arsenal’s board of directors has had some interesting topics to discuss, which include, but are certainly not limited to: Robin van Persie’s future with the […]

Stability Will Prevent the Sinking of the Good Ship Arsenal

A great deal has been written about the perceived troubles at our beloved club, almost seven years without a trophy, the inability to retain our best players, the difficulty in signing top drawer talent and moving on the under-performing squad members. All of the above are valid reasons for some fans to feel aggrieved and […]

Kroenke or Usmanov: Should Koenke sell out?

Following the Misery in Milan and the Shocker in Sunderland there have been calls either for the managers head, the boards collective head or for the team to be ruthlessly pruned and expensively strengthened.  It has to be said that these last two events are perhaps only the latest in a succession of poor results […]

TGIF: Kroenke is losing hearts and minds

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Welcome to TGIF, Thank Gooner it’s Friday, which was derailed by a major computer crash courtesy of Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate, which even they were unable to fix. But seeing as it Saturday, perhaps I should use Berg10’s suggestion of TGIS! TGIt’s Saturday? There is so with so much going on in the world at the moment, […]

Silent Stan, Stand Up And Speak Out

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It’s been just over a week since Cesc Fabregas’ departure for Barcelona, and now this afternoon, we’ve been told that Samir Nasri is on the brink of securing a lucrative move to Manchester City. Everyone knows what tomorrow’s headlines will include. The usual, apocalyptic-like phrases such as “meltdown“, “the end” and “it’s over” will smother […]