Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood hits out at American billionaire Kroenke

Hill-Wood, whose father and grandfather were also Arsenal chiefs, is prepared to fight to prevent a takeover of the Gunners by Kroenke.

He said: “Why don’t we want the American at our club?

“Call me old-fashioned but we don’t need his money and we don’t want his sort.

“Americans are buying up chunks of Premiership clubs and not because of their love of football but because they see an opportunity to make money.

“They know absolutely sweet FA about our football and we don’t want these type of people involved.

“Our objective is to keep Arsenal English — albeit with a lot of foreign players.”

Kroenke is keen to launch a £650million takeover of Arsenal.