Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire has been speaking on the latest edition of The Price of Football podcast about all of the financial news from the world of football and Arsenal’s potential takeover.
This followed on from huge protests at the Emirates over Stan Kroenke’s ownership of the club after the Gunners were one of six Premier League sides to sign up for the European Super League.
That proved to be a miserable failure as the Gunners withdrew, but that didn’t stop angry fans from expressing their feelings on the situation.
However, Maguire isn’t convinced that Kroenke will sell purely out of stubbornness.
He said: “We are now dealing with the rarefied atmosphere of billionaires chess-battling against each other.
“So we’ll have to wait [and] see. This is nothing to do with money; at this particular stage, this is all to do with vanity and pride.
“It would be a humiliating climbdown to a certain extent if he [Kroenke] ended up having to sell Arsenal so he doesn’t want to be seen to be having his hand forced.”
Do you think Kroenke will sell?
Yes, he has to
No, he will keep hold of us
TIF Thoughts on Kroenke…
The fans have made their feelings known they want the American out of their club and Ek represents a viable alternative; however, if what Maguire says is true, then Kroenke might keep hold of the club purely to protect his own pride, which seems baffling.
We hope that he does sell as he tried to destroy football in the way we know it, and for that, he should be forced out of English football for good.