Obviously, Arsenal's transfer policy and constant antics in the market have not exactly brightened up the average fan's day, but it has a reason. As many criticize "Silent Stan," and "Ivan the Terrible," there are very specific reasons for their actions.
Arsenal cannot win the title without major changes by SS
Every summer I hear Arsenal fans saying that next season the club will be back for a title challenge, I repeatedly laugh at that because I and anybody who is realistic knows that Arsenal simply cannot make a title challenge unless there is drastic changes to the whole club.
On another day of Arsenal transfer madness, the latest player to be linked with a move to the club is Valenica's French centre back Adil Rami. Rami is thought to want a move away from the club to guarantee him Champions League football and Valencia will be happy to sell him so they can raise funds for new players if they get a decent fee for him.
There is a chance that Arsenal could make significant progress in the Premier League next season while the other top three clubs, United, City and Chelsea, get themselves together after a period of upheaval. The fact that the rewards on offer in the English game makes it even more important to have a tilt at the title next season.
Are You Sitting Down, Arsenal Fans? Kroenke Gives Wenger Green Light on Transfers! by FD
We've all grown used to the sort of frantic post season speculation concerning potential comings and goings at the Emirates. It happens every year. We get fired up by reports in the media and because we want to believe, we fall into the same trap each year only to set ourselves up for yet another disappointing summer.
I know that the title of this article sounds obvious, but there were rumours yesterday that Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla could be one of the first targets for the new manager at Manchester City, assuming that the rumours are true and it is going to be Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga.
Pellegrini clearly did not want to sell Cazorla to Arsenal last summer, but the financial starits that Malaga were in left him no choice.
There is no guarantee of anything in football, but Arsenal will surely have a better chance of winning something, even the coveted Premier League title, next season. The old man of Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson, is hanging up his hairdryer and rose tinted glasses at the end of the season and moving upstairs to be a director ans club ambassador for Manchester United.
ARSENAL'S FANS SHOULD STAND AND ASK FOR KROENKE EXIT by MA
I have been an Arsenal fan since the first time I saw the red and white jersey raising majestically high in the sky of Highbury. My family's older generations have always been Liverpool supporters. But my heart beats for Arsenal and I am proud to be a Gunner.
Despite owning nearly 30 percent of Arsenal Football Club, the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov cannot get a seat on the board and so cannot influence the running of the club nearly as much as he would like. Stan Kroenke, the American businessman who has more say than anyone because of his controlling stake, has come under attack again from Usmanov, who is convinced that silent Stan is not doing the right thing.
In the last couple of hours news has come out that Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov will consider his stance at the club and sort out his future by the end of the season. Current majority shareholder American businessman Stan Kroenke has a very bad reputation with the Arsenal fans.
Stan Kroenke seems determined to stay in charge of Arsenal, even if the proposed takeover offer is forthcoming, the American billionaire is ready to dig his heels in at the Emirates. With Alisher Usmanov topping the UK rich list and desperate to get a seat on the Arsenal board, a lot of Gooners are not happy about Kroenke's stance but there is little we can do.
"As announced earlier this year I had a meeting with the Boss and Mr. Gazidis after the season. This was a meeting about the club's future strategy and their policy. Out of my huge respect for Mr. Wenger, the players and the fans I don't want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.
Usmanov and Dein are needed by Arsenal now! by Big Gun
Something just struck me after the beating Real Madrid took last night from Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski is part of a really good team, definitely one of two best teams in Germany and currently one of the best in the world. But it looks like him AND Gotze are on their way out, more questioningly to a rival Bundesliga team.
The news that Arsenal are fourth on the rich list of football clubs published every year by Forbes magazine should be a fantastic boost for everyone concerned with the club, but it will surely just re-open the debate as to where the money goes. It seems to me that the only person for who this is really good news is `silent` Stan Kroenke.
Is Arsene just a scapegoat for money grabbing Kroenke? by Freezy
I feel myself finding it harder and harder to believe the stories I hear coming out of Arsenal. And that is really hard for me to accept; the loss of trust in my own club. Are the fans really getting the full story regarding finances, and what is happening to the money from our season tickets and sales of our best players?
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has thrown Arsenal fans into confusion as most of us believed that Arsene Wenger was totally in charge of transfer dealings at the club. The French international has revealed that Wenger didn't expect him to leave after the captain Cesc Fabregas was returned to Barcelona, but Silent Stan forced the sale upon him.
In a lot of the financial projections by the Arsenal board this season, the assumption seemed to be that the Gunners were set to significantly increase the income generated by the kit manufacturing rights. The belief was that Adidas were going to challenge the current supplier Nike for the Arsenal contract, so we would either get more from them or Nike would have to increase their sponsorship.
Winston Churchill once described his battle against depression as "The Black Dog". I am in no way wanting to trivialise the plight of depression sufferers, but after 8 years of very little success, us passionate Gooners are suffering our own, albeit lesser type of The Black Dog Syndrome.
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.
Ian Wright is an Arsenal fan, so is feeling the pain and frustration of a derby defeat to Spurs as much as the rest of us. The former Gunner finds it hard to believe that the man at the top, Stan Kroenke, shares those feelings though. Wright is concerned, as are many Gooners, that the American billionaire does not have the passion to win trophies and push the club forward.
Although there has not been an official offer made to buy Arsenal Football Club from the major shareholder Stan Kroenke, the plans are in place, apparently. There has been on official statement from the American billionaire, but there have been murmurs from `sources` close to him that he is keen to remain at the club for the long haul.
Arsene Wenger will not be happy about the reports of a huge bid to take over control of Arsenal from Stan Kroenke. I have no idea whether he will be for or against the proposals, but the timing could not have been worse. Wenger has had all week to prepare his players for what could be the most important game of the season, and all this talk of Middle Eastern money and takeovers could be a serious distraction.
So we all now know that an 'un-named" Arab consortium has proposed to pump 1.5 billion GBP into a takeover of Arsenal, but what exactly are they promising to the Arsenal fans, and why should we support it?
Here is a detailed list made up from the more reliable reports: Firstly the cash offer to Stan Kroenke will give him close to 400 million profit on his original investment (almost doubling his money!
The breaking news today that a Middle East consortium has prepared a massive bid to take Arsenal off Stan Kroenke's hands is likely to be welcomed by the American with open arms.
Anyone who saw the miserable miser who is the ówner' of Arsenal trying to hide from the freezing English weather while in the Emirates watching his "investment" getting destroyed by Bayern Munich last week will be under no illusion that Stan Kroenke was enjoying himself, in fact he hid himself under a big red blanket and may well have been asleep for all we know!
This news, if true, could have a massive impact on the future of Arsenal Football Club. The current owners, or major shareholders, of the club have come under a lot of criticism for the way the club is being run, with most fans feeling that profit is much more important to them than the pride of the fans and the team or the occasional trophy.
Yesterday we put this guest post from William Patey about Pride and Profit on Just Arsenal and the topics raised mirrored a letter from another reader and Arsenal member, Derek Burt, who also sent a letter to the club. This is his reply to William..... Dear William, I don't hold out much hope of Mr Wenger's office replying, but my mail to Ask@arsenal.
Arsenal fans are up in arms these days as another disappointing season ends without a trophy. But if you a fan of any other side that Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke owns, not winning anything is a commin feeling.
I took a look at the other teams that Stan Kroenke' owns and the picture is not a good one for Arsenal fans who are hoping that the Gunners get back to challenging for trophies anytime soon
Besides owing Arsenal, Kroenke owns five US sports franchises: the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and St.
Arsene Wenger is set to have a meeting with the Arsenal board, and the Frenchman will be left in no doubt that he is expected to make full use of the transfer war chest that will be available to him in the summer. The club officials do still have faith that Wenger is the man to make Arsenal great again, but feel he needs to change his transfer policy somewhat and buy players who are already proven at the top level.
Gutless, Heartless, Leaderless, Pathetic, Useless, Depressing! by Adam Kemp
What another woeful display at home in a massive must win game against Bayern Munich. First of all I must simply credit Bayern for finally producing football that fits in well at the Emirates. If only we could swap squads only then would I be happy to pay the ticket prices.
Forgotten Heroes : Solutions to Arsenal's woes by MLH
Arsene Wenger, the man who created "The Arsenal Invincibles", but it wasn't only him. We should not forget David Dein, a fine man and a guy who had an eagle eye for talent. It was him who brought in Dennis Bergkamp, the guy who was the catalyst for Arsenal's success, and with Wenger he brought in Viera, Pires, Henry, Van Persie, Fabregas, etc.
Alisher Usmanov is the second biggest shareholder in Arsenal Football club. He first joined the club by buying the almost 15 percent stake of David Dein in 2007. Six months later his company, Red and White holdings had 29 percent of the club, one percent more would have meant he had to make a formal offer to take over.
The Arsenal board, led by Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis, tell us that they are doing the right thing when it comes to finance. The famous self sustaining model is lauded as the role model that all clubs should aspire to. Arsenal fans are reassured that the new Financial Fair Play rules will help to propel the Gunners to the pinnacle of world football while the Chelsea's and Manchester City's struggle to cope.
As a diehard fan of another team that Silent Stan owns (The Colorado Avalanche) know that I feel the same pain you do. I have been following the Arsenal story since he became the majority shareholder and it's nothing but unfortunate for all of you wonderful fans – and unfortunately not all that surprising to me.
Back in 1978, I was taken to game at Highbury. I was only seven, so please forgive my memory but I seem to remember us losing to West Brom. Basically, I've been a fan of Arsenal for longer than I can remember. I ended up being a season ticket holder for 13 years.
There is great debate amongst Arsenal fans concerning Mr Usmanov and his role at AFC. The main two arguments surround whether or not he should be given a seat on the board and the possible further injections of funds that Mr Usmanov may offer, allowing us once again to compete with the likes of United, Chelsea, City, Barcelona and Madrid.
The current split of shareholders at Arsenal Football Club is Mr Kroenke owns 66.6%, Mr Usmanov 29.1% with the remainder being spread amongst much smaller shareholders. Now a number of questions have been raised concerning "silent Stan" and AFC.