ARSENAL could be about to undergo the most dramatic change to their ownership structure in seven years. Majority shareholders Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov appear to have come to an arrangement after years of not seeing eye-to-eye. Who is Alisher Usmanov? Alisher Usmanov is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate. He first joined Arsenal in 2007, buying the stake that was previously owned by ex-Vice Chairman David Dein. The 63-year-old Russian oligarch has interests in metals, telecoms, media and mining and is worth a staggering £11.2bn. Who is Stan Kroenke? The 71-year-old is an American businessman and entrepreneur.He is estimated to be worth £6.4billion (Forbes, 2018) and has a portfolio of sports teams including NFL side LA Rams, basketball’s Denver Nuggets, MLS outfit Colorado Rapids and ice hockey team Colorado Avalanche. It is fair to say he is not a popular man, and is credited with Arsenal’s slump – indeed, his nickname is Silent Stan, because rarely does interviews. Who owns Arsenal? Stan Kroenke, 69, owns 67 per cent of the Gunners having bought his first shares in 2007 – becoming majority stakeholder in 2011. But he could be about to assume full control, having bid £550m for Usmanov’s 30 per… Read full this story
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