Wenger holds talks with new boss Kroenke

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Arsene Wenger met Stan Kroenke yesterday for the first time since the American billionaire bought a controlling stake in Arsenal.

Kroenke agreed to buy the shares of Danny Fiszman and Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith for a total of £234m on Monday, to increase his stake to nearly 63 per cent. He is now obliged to bid for the remaining shares.

Kroenke and Wenger met at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. "I am aware of the offer but you will appreciate that the takeover is subject to various rules and as such I can't comment further," Wenger said. "I think I have a responsibility to bring success to the team, to be consistent at the top and to manage the club well. For me it is important as well that everybody inside the club does what they are responsible for."