Agree entirely with the sentiments expressed about the club being loaded up with additional debt. KSE is not a cash-rich organisation, and whatever money they need to borrow to acquire Arsenal (and at the latest share price it's valued at well over £600m) will then need to be paid back on top of the debts for the building of the Emirates
. That will take a damn sight longer for the fans to help pay off than the five years currently forecast for the stadium loan.
Even if, as has happened at Liverpool, Kroenke throws Arsene Wenger £40m and says "Go out and buy something nice", how is that what Arsenal need? £20m is already available, and there's a £40m borrowing facility sitting untouched, because Arsene Wenger wants to develop the young stars in which he's already invested three years.
I've said it before, and I still believe it absolutely - foreign investors are snapping up English clubs for one reason and one reason only - the new TV deal. The ink was hardly dry on the sale of Liverpool before Gillett said "... the new TV contracts are outstanding and we are proud to be a part of it." http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 323037.stm
Too bloody right they are! Arsenal don't need foreign investment to compete with Liverpool and even Man United. Investment is the wrong word - those poor fans are being bribed with their own money.