Since all the takeover news broke with Kroenke buying up Arsenal’s shares I have kind of not really worried too much about the whole thing. For me, what happens, happens. Arsenal will survive and thrive! The one thing I really didn’t like though was Dein being forced to leave Arsenal. The man that has brought so much success to the club, namely Wenger.
Peter Hill-Wood has always been at Arsenal but you rarely heard him speak and you almost forgot that he was the Chairman. Now since everything happened the guy is constantly in the news and from what I have learned of this guy in just 1 month scares the living shit out of me.
If you own/run a successful business of any kind you want to know the people who are investing into it. You don’t want some mobster investing money and potentially risking your future and that of your family. So you make a point of getting to know that person immediately!
If you own less than 1% of the company and from no where someone buys 12% then he is affectively a bigger share holder than you. Show some respect and don’t mouth off to the press and effectively insult and humiliate this person.
Here is my biggest problem though. Here is an article run in the Guardian about an upcoming meeting between Hill-Wood and Kroenke and the chairman’s comments about the future of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal:
Hill-Wood also denied reports that Arsène Wenger is considering quitting the club in protest at Dein’s departure, continuing: “I wasn’t at Portsmouth for the last game of the season, but I’ve spoken to colleagues who were and they had a chat with (Wenger) and said he seemed very happy.”
They say? Really, they say! Seemed? Hill-Wood should be doing everything in his power to ensure Wenger stays at Arsenal beyond his contract. He should not be relying on reports from people who have people close to the source! I get a very bad feeling about this guy. He is constantly saying the wrong things in the media and if the board feel they are more than able to run the club going forward then its time to put their money where their mouths are.