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Arsenal boss Wenger has "no fear" of Kroenke takeover

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident he can work with Stan Kroenke if the American buys out the club.

Wenger is certainly not expecting any outside interference from American billionaire Kroenke, who has upped his stake in the club to 29.6 per cent, just 0.3 per cent short of the figure which would force him to launch a takeover bid.

He said: "Frankly, on that front I have no fear. I know what I want in life, how I want to work. As long as that is respected I am not involved in the rest. It is very, very important in a club that everybody does what they are paid for. I am not paid to judge who has to own the shares. I am paid to produce a decent football team.

"I am an employee and he is the majority shareholder. He doesn't have to explain to me what he is doing; I have to explain to him what I am doing.

"I don't have the feeling things are over my head. He (Kroenke) is on the board so I know what is going on because I am in on the meetings."

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