In his weekly pre-match interview Arsene Wenger was asked whether he held any shares in the club.
“No” was the firm reply while adding that he had thought about it. When asked why he had decided not to do so his response was that he wished to avoid any conflict of interests between his role in building the team and any personal gain.
“Because I felt always that I [must] try to do the job with a good work ethic and not to be accused of any decision being of my personal interest. I thought always it`s healthier not to be involved in it at all. So I cannot be accused that whatever decision I make looks after my own interest.” Arsene told his interviewer.
Earlier in the same interview Wenger had said that he didn`t think that Kroenke upping his stake to 29.9% would inevitably lead to him taking over the club.
“He`s not in a position where he has to make a bid so at the moment nothing changes” said Wenger.
Though he had spoken to Kroenke, as he said he had to all the shareholders, he hadn`t asked him about his plans.
” I care and worry about my plans” the Arsenal boss claimed ” I look towards the team. I take care of what is my responsibility, and that means the team, the results, the way we play and the next game. So the rest is a little bit above my head.”
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