Jay-z 'Ready' For Arsenal Investment

JAY-Z is planning to spend more time in London as he prepares to invest in a top British soccer team.
The rapper has previously spoken of his interest in becoming a major shareholder in Barclays Premier League club Arsenal, admitting he has been a fan of the team since French star Thierry Henry played for them.
But Jay-Z, who co-owns U.S. basketball team the New Jersey Nets, insists he will have to play an active role in Arsenal if he's to clinch the deal.
He says, "(Wife Beyonce and I) would have to spend much more time in London. Bey knows how much I love sports and has known about my interest in Arsenal for a while.
"I never want to be a back-seat investor. I want to be on the board, involved in the decision-making... I'm at the stage of my career where I am ready for another investment like this. I have really got into soccer over the last 10 years and I've been saying for some time I want a percentage of Arsenal."


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Interesting story if at all true?I would like to, and am all in favour of Jay Z and his delightfully, talented wife Beyonce investing in Arsenal fc, not in a dictatorship role but more involved by working in our many community projects. Their input can make a measured difference and touch the lives of the wider Arsenal family.I am certain he has a wealth of experience and understanding of the mechanics of football and football management structures. To his credit, he is noted for carefully researching his field before making long-term investments. But we like to see people coming in and starting from the ground and progress up the ladder.I would like to say Mr.Jay Z, if you are reading this, it is thrilling that you are also excited with our Club. In our community your input can make a measured difference in the lives of the wide Arsenal Comminity. Please come on board, that is the first step up the ladder. Respect!
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No, do not want him. Arsenal is great as it is in management sense ie financial.
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I love Avril Lavigne

Once Avril Lavigne said that Jay Z and Beyonce are losers! And guess what? Avril's totaly right!
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What an awesome idea...Let an American Take over?? That seems to have worked out well for every other Premierlship Club!!! NOT!!!... He calls the game SOCCER for a start hahahaha... On a less vindictive note; his influence would be good with the public, And having Beyonce in the stands would be a nice bit of relief from the normal londoner out there.. Kiddin Guys you know i love you...
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I can just see it now.... Peter Hill-Wood - Sir Chips Keswick - Jay-Z - Lord Harris of Peckham. hahaha, I say go for it ! Think how big we'd be with his Empire State of Mind! Though those who say our team is too young may find we're Forever Young. And just think, we'd have the best kits in football if we let his Roca-a-Wear clotheline supply our kits and tracksuits!
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