Thierry Henry has criticised Stan Kroenke for the way he has addressed speculation about selling Arsenal, whilst purposely remaining silent on other matters which surround the club at present.
Kroenke, the club’s majority shareholder, released a statement on Monday morning after it emerged that Alisher Usmanov, who currently owns 30% of the club, had offered £1billion to buy his remaining shares.
It had already been reported that Kroenke rejected this offer, but a statement from his company has since clarified the billionaire’s stance on the matter.
The statement read:
“KSE UK, Inc notes the recent media speculation concerning its shareholding in Arsenal Holdings PLC and confirms its shares are not, and never have been, for sale. KSE is a committed, long term investor in Arsenal and will remain so.”
Supporters discontent at the current state of affairs at the club has increased, with banners on display during Sunday’s win over Everton.
Unsurprisingly, Henry was asked for his thoughts on the statement when appearing on Sky Sports.
He said, “First and foremost the first thing that comes to my mind is what time is it in the US? It’s early right? It’s just funny how when people talk about his company and is it for sale or not for sale we straight away have a statement about it.
“Arsenal fans have been waiting for the board or Mr Kroenke to clarify a lot of topics this season and Arsenal fans are still waiting for that.
“But when it comes to personal matters he does answer. That’s what I’m noticing.”
Arsenal supporters have been continually kept in the dark in recent seasons and their poor form this year has intensified pressure on the side to improve as they aim to avoid being left behind by their rivals.
“That was a quick answer from what happened at the weekend or not [the alleged bid from Usmanov], we actually don’t know if it’s true or not but the answer is here,” Henry continued.
“The Arsenal fans are waiting for way more answers about what’s happening at the club, or might happen at the club, that didn’t come – yet.“