Perfect Xhaka Opinions
Vinai going and Kroenke staying would be pure scapegoating
Well, Vinai has been asked to step down, the poor lump. He probably found out about the announcement from Twitter.
Profit isn't as big a deal for Kroenke as you might think. He has Arsenal and these other sports clubs etc.. in his portfolio for collateral as much as anything else. He took out a 500million quid loan from Deutsche Bank to buy us, stuff like that is guaranteed based on the assets Kroenke owns.I think there is a real possibility that the Kroenkes might look to sell because they are realizing that an EPL team isn't just guaranteed profit in the same way that American sports are.
When Wenger ran the club we had a financial stability that made Arsenal appear to be a smart investment. The Kroenkes want to make money more than they want to win, and now they are probably losing money.
The Super League was essentially an attempt to make an American sports league in Europe. Guaranteed money regardless of whether you win or lose. This monstrosity was a logical idea for Stan and Josh Kroenke because it is exactly how American sports work. In no way did they anticipate any push back, and I bet they assumed that the fans would rejoice at having a second competition where they could watch the best teams play. This is just how America views sports, so I'm sure they were shocked when Europe understood the Super League to be both the antithesis and destruction of sport.
Arsenal is probably becoming too big of a headache for Stan and Josh. They are probably struggling to figure out how to make it as profitable as they would like, and it might be the right time to cash out. It will be easier to focus on their American teams who exist without relegation and you can still make a massive profit despite being the worst team in the league.
In America they can be incompetent owners and still be considered successful. Having to be consistently competent just isn't something they've ever had to be as team owners.
Yeah, but collateral for American teams that are guaranteed money vs. Arsenal where you need to be successful to turn a significant profit are two completely different things. If you have an asset in your portfolio that is dragging down the value of your portfolio then it would makes sense to try to find the right time to sell that asset.Profit isn't as big a deal for Kroenke as you might think. He has Arsenal and these other sports clubs etc.. in his portfolio for collateral as much as anything else. He took out a 500million quid loan from Deutsche Bank to buy us, stuff like that is guaranteed based on the assets Kroenke owns.