• From The BBC:

    Arsenal director Stan Kroenke, the largest shareholder at the north London club, has again increased his stake.Mr Kroenke has bought a further 160 shares at £8,500 per share, taking his holding in Arsenal to 28.58%. It takes Mr Kroenke closer to the 30% threshold that would force him to make an offer for the remaining shares. In May, the American tycoon had increased his stake to 28.3%. giving him a bigger holding than Uzbekistani metals magnate Alisher Usmanov. Mr Kroenke also owns the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Share plan rejectedMr Usmanov, a billionaire, owns more than 25% of the club through investment vehicle Red and White Holdings. The Arsenal board recently rejected the Uzbek-born Russian billionaire’s plan to provide fresh funds for transfers, as well as cutting the club’s debt by issuing new shares. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis turned down the request in favour of the current arrangement which woul…

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