I'm not selling Arsenal stake, says Stan Kroenke

Carla Harmon
May 25, 2017

Mr Kroenke also bought into Arsenal in 2007 and became majority shareholder four years later.

Usmanov recently stated his belief that Arsene Wenger should begin the process of identifying Arsenal's next manager, describing the long-serving Frenchman as the club's "main symbol and asset".

It comes days after reports that Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30.04% of the club, offered Kroenke £1billion for his shares.

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The Missouri native has never been well-liked by the Arsenal faithful, who have protested his ownership several times, even starting a petition in 2016 to "stop Stan Kroenke destroying Arsenal Football Club".

"Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is flawless, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season", he said.

The board of directors is likely to announce his fate after next weekend's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea. Kroenke had previously let it be known that he had no interest in selling and...

"Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons", Wenger said.

Kroenke will remain at Arsenal and until the situation regarding Wenger's future, and that of star players Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez is sorted out, fans will continue to vent their anger at the American businessman.

Kroenke, who controls Arsenal with a 67 percent stake, has yet to formally respond to the approach, did not dismiss it out of hand, a source with knowledge of the offer told ESPN FC.

Arsenal need other teams to slip up in Sunday's final round of matches to avoid missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 21 years. "He is not at fault if we did not reach the Champions League", Wenger said.

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