Stan Board Man?
The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that it has 'learnt' that the Arsenal Board are set to invite Stan Kroenke to take a seat on the Arsenal Board.
The newspaper reports that the Board discussed the possibility following a meeting between Kroenke and themselves, which took place last week, and that bringing the man known as 'Silent Stan' closer into the fold will be a good measure in preventing a hostile takeover of the club by Alisher Usmanov.
This is far from concrete, and no hard proof is offered.
Coupled with the fact that earlier last week, Peter Hill Wood was quoted as saying that talk of Kroenke joining the board was a bit premature, speaking thus, 'I don`t know about that - that is a long way off.', and it looks like this could well be a wild stab in the dark on the part of the sunday paper.
However, if it is true, it would be a remarkable transformation in the way Kroenke, holder of a 12.19% share of Arsenal, is viewed by the Arsenal Board, who initially eyed him and his motives with great scepticism.