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Arsenal Will NOT Become A Chelsea

In a time when it seems almost fashionable for Russian billionaires to own a football club as some kind of sick hobby, it was inevitable that sooner or later the mighty Gunners would be linked with such a deal.

However, after many tense seconds of the rumours doing the rounds, Arsenal Holdings plc has issued a statement saying it's all bollocks.

If I'm being honest I'll admit to being slightly worried about these rumours and was convinced that this would be the worst thing that ever happened to Arsenal Football Club, but it did sound plausible. But true to our good form, we wasted no time in letting worrying fans know that the club is not to be sold.

The statement on Arsenal.com read,

Arsenal Holdings plc has noted the speculation in the media that it has received an approach or has been in talks which may lead to an offer for the Company.

The Board of Directors confirms that it is not and has not been in any such talks and has not received any such approach.


Could you honestly see Arsene Wenger hanging around if he woke to find a horses head in his bed everytime we didn't win a trophy?!

I for one am extatic that the club will remain as it is.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 15 2006

Time: 2:18PM

Your Comments

couldnt agree more with you. . . we dont need anyone to take us over were doing well as we are and wouldnt like to be in control by anyone else
abdleb
It would ruin decades of hard work. To see us filled with dirty money after everything that had been built by Arsene Wenger and the board would break my heart!!!
Rocky7
You can stick your Russian roubles up your arse! You can stick your Russian roubles up your arse!
A Magic Hat
as i said in other thread as the news broke, i just couldn't see it, the figures didn't add up and its just The Sun newspaper stirring something up before sundays big game. its all about selling newspapers. Arsenal FC is a british run club, and doesn't need dodgey russians money to help finance our success, we can do that all on our own thank you very much !
PUREGOLD
I've not been aware of this, having only got back this morning I saw these reports on the net. But I knew they were b******s, the reason the media have jumped on it is cos a guy called Nigel Phillips of the supporters trust wrote an article on the gooner website saying that a takeover would be pretty easy should anyone be interested. Sure enough, two days later the press are carrying a story that it's a certainty. Lazy journalism (there seems to seldom be any other kind). I also read something in 442 this month about a guy who worked over on the WBA page, he decided to randomly find a player from Elgin, and he wrote that WBA were interested to see what would happen. Two days later the tabloids were carrying the story, adding that Boro and West Ham were interested.
Little Dutch
I meant the WBA page on vital football, just to clear that up.
Little Dutch
Same happen with Vital Chelsea LD - For some unknown reason they reported that Ashley Cole had signed (a week or two before he did) for Chelsea for 23 Million quid, sure enough the next day it was all over the news!
Rocky7
well i can answer that for you guys, news now website is linked to to here, if you search under arsenal will search any news article associated to any club or peice of news on whatever in the world, its a big search engine really, its how i found you lovely guys :) so obviously thats what the reporters use and research :P ooooh you thinking what i am thinking, this could be exploited to show up th sun for the bafoons they are ;) some sneaky writing ;)
PUREGOLD
Yeah I know Chris Parry, one of the guys who works for the site and he says this is a problem. Ideally, they should be sued for plagiarism, but it's very hard to prove in a court of law. The answer I came up with a long time ago, I stopped buying newspapers and I can only urge others to do the same. Everything they print is rubbish, hence the reason I dwell on sites like this, by people who give a damn about the game and not leeches looking to flog some lousy rumours.
Little Dutch
Little Dutch you are my hero! Fu** off ******* Russians. Leave our talented young ledgends alone!!!
Tugboat
yeh we dont need them
Regiboy
Who cares who owns your club as long as it can be successful or at the very least be competitive in the top flight. Do you really care how many foreigners you have playing for you....no as long as they are a winning team you couldn't give a *****e....now who's hypocritical.
pompeygray
Chelsea have two major problems. They have no idea who these yapping mongrels are that are kenneled in Wengers nostrils and they're baffled who this Liam Brady prat is.
greatwhitenorf
Have you seen Wengers latest statement about clubs keeping british values! Obviously the team is no reflection of the club!
Mikeyblue
Good to hear, as one is bad enough!
sandgroanun
Well at least they're fabricating stories about other clubs as well, I was starting to believe it was only Chelsea. By the way can someone tell me who does own Arsenal I'm just interested to know.
tjay
 

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