When news of a potential £1.5 billion Arsenal takeover from a Middle East consortium surfaced this month, it certainly got Gunners fans talking.
For too long Arsenal have been hamstrung by their finances in relation to building the Emirates Stadium. While other clubs have been taken over by wealthy businessmen around the world and splashed the cash, the north London club have relied on their sustainable business model that has seen them unable to compete with their rivals both off the pitch and on it.
Many fans felt excited by the prospect of the takeover: finally a chance to spend some money, catch up with the rest and, most importantly, win a first trophy for the first time since 2005.
Others, though, were a little more conservative about the idea; they were proud of the way Arsenal was run as a club, even if it was having a detrimental effect to the team’s performances.
Here are five reasons why Arsenal fans should be in favour of the takeover that will take the club into the new age of football and finally bring success and silverware to the Emirates.