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Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke increases stake in club

ESPN take a look back at the biggest transfer saga of the last six months as Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal.

Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has bought up another 22 shares in the club, increasing his overall stake to 67.09 percent.

A statement from the London Stock Exchange showed Kroenke paid £28,000 per share and now controls 41,743 shares in total.

That share price values his own 67 percent stake at nearly £1.17 billion, and the club as a whole at around £1.7bn.

Kroenke last year turned down a bid from minority owner Alisher Usmanov -- who controls a 30 percent stake -- that valued the club at around £2bn.

Kroenke then reportedly tried unsuccessfully to buy up the shares of Usmanov, who issued a statement in October saying he was not involved in any discussions with the American.

Most of the remaining three percent of Arsenal shares are held by private individuals and life-long fans.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.

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