I have to admit that I was taken by surprise to discover The Arsenal suddenly decide to give up the balance of terror that has been in place for the last few years but the news that Danny Fiszman sold his shares only two days before his death explains a lot. We knew he was ill but it was still a bit of a shock.
It's a strange state of affairs when a satirical fanzine like Up the Arse! has never had a bad thing to say about the architect of our recent fortunes when directors are such an easy target for fun from humourists. Usmanov on the other hand...
It's also indicative of how much regard the stewardship of the club has been valued by fans when all around have been flogged off as play things for the rich and authority dodging charlatans. Despite the change of ownership Arsenal are still probably the last proper football club left in the country and a lot of the credit for that must go to Danny Fiszman.
I'm sure that he would absolutely agree with calls for Arsenal supporters to hang onto their shares.
Thanks for the new stadium. We'll be rasing a glass or two to you on Sunday. Cheers mate.