Guess how much money Kroenke gave Arsenal over the decade
Swiss Ramble claim Kroenke is the only owner who doesn't give his club money at all.
Back in September Stan Kroenke has become Arsenal's sole owner. Alisher Usmanov has sold his stake worth £550 million to Stan Kroenke in August. Then Kroenke made an offer to other shareholders and now he owns our Arsenal football club.
You probably remember that Arsenal shareholders didn't want to sell Kroenke their shares, tried to ignore him and fight for their rights. Other Arsenal fans also had their own doubts about the club's future after Kroenke's reign has begun.
But there probably were fans who thought that it might be nice to have a single owner. Especially when he is a successful businessman. Moreover, a billionaire. It could make sense, but let's look at the facts.
Kroenke owns a massive personal fortune of £7billion. How much of this money has Arsenal owner gave to the club? How much of his own money has he invested in the Gunners?
Football finance expert Swiss Ramble reveal that the 71-year-old is the only club owner who did not give money from his own pocket to his club over the past decade. For already 10 years Arsenal are living on profits they make themselves.
In the period between 2008 and 2017 Arsenal spent £236m on transfers. Compare this sum of money to Manchester City's spending - £906m, or Manchester United - £528m, or Chelsea - £393m, or Liverpool - £351.
And unlike other Premier League clubs, all Arsenal had were self-generated revenues - television broadcasting, sponsorship, marketing income, and prize money.