Last summer we all got bored by the perpetual to-and-fro-ing between Arsenal and Chelsea over some left back. For some it drew out into the most tedious story of the year.
Now, in 2007, the same battle has stepped up to the boardroom. You have the traditional values of a club refusing to sell their soul to money, an opposing juggernaut trying to come in with large chunks of it, an insider losing all previous popularity he had at the club with his underhand and shady dealings with the other side, and you have the fans wanting nothing to do with it.
Sound familiar? It should do.
Much like the the Cole deal, there is an inevitability that Kroenke will continue to raise his share and launch a takeover bid. And much like Cole, money is his only interest. Let’s be very clear on this – he owns many sports franchises, do you think he is emotionally tied to them all?
Not a chance. This is an opportunity for money-making, plain and simple, by milking the excellent infrastructure laid down by the current board. It is not in the best interests of Arsenal. It must be resisted.