Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Hill-Wood unaware of possible takeover

Peter Hill-Wood is not expecting a takeover approach at Arsenal

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has denied any knowledge of a takeover of the Barclays Premier League club by interests in the Middle East.

American Stan Kroenke and Russian Alisher Usmanov are the major shareholders in the Gunners and Hill-Wood does not expect either to be keen to sell their interest.

Of a possible £1.5billion takeover, Hill-Wood said: "I have heard nothing and I don't think anybody knows anything about it at the club. It all seems a bit of a waste of time."

He added: "If there is this consortium, they can't make any progress unless they attempt to get in touch.

"So I can't say if there is anything to it or not.

"But even if they did make an approach, my understanding is our two major shareholders do not want to sell."