Is he good or bad for Arsenal? Or: What has Stan Kroenke ever done for us?

Well he hasn’t built any roads or an aquaduct, and he certainly hasn’t brought peace. But as detailed in my last post, I don’t believe Stan Kroenke is going to be selling his stake in Arsenal anytime soon. So as we’re stuck with him, is a good or bad owner to have for Arsenal FC…

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Fergie Defends Wenger. Well He Would, Wouldn’t He?

Alex Ferguson had been interviewed defending Arsene Wenger. The first point here is that football managers nearly always defend other football managers, never think they should be sacked and usually proclaim what a great job they’re doing even if it’s blatantly untrue. So pinch of salt required with all managerial utterances of this nature. As…

Alisher Usmanov Q&A – Some Facts For Arsenal Fans

Who is Alisher Usmanov? He’s a billionaire from Uzbekistan in the former Soviet Union, though often referred to as Russian, who owns all of Red And White Holdings, among many other things. He used to share Red And White with business partner Farhad Moshiri, who has since departed to buy 49.9 per cent of Everton.…

How Much Do The Arsenal Board Get Paid?

This is an update of a bog post I did way back in 2012: a handy table showing how much the Arsenal Board have taken in salaries and expenses since 2002. Ivan Gazidis became the first non-football employee to take a base salary of £1m plus in 2011, and judging by his inflation-busting salary and…

Another Record Price For Arsenal Shares!

Well bugger me with a fishfork. The record price for an Arsenal share wasn’t broken for five years and now it’s been smashed for the second time in a couple of weeks. On 27 March the record reached £17,750, after being at £17,500 since September 2012. Today a share was traded for £18,250. This nominally…