Arsenal Board member and largest shareholder Danny Fiszman will present one Arsenal share (the 'orphan share') to the Arsenal Supporters Trust on the Emirates Stadium pitch before the game against Manchester United.

The presentation follows a campaign by the Trust to find a "good home" for the one remaining authorised but previously unissued ordinary share in Arsenal Holdings plc.

Nigel Phillips of the Arsenal Supporters Trust explained: "The Arsenal Supporters Trust is delighted that the Arsenal Board responded positively to our campaign to give Arsenal's 'orphan share' to a good home.

"Following the second stage issue of the new equity to ITV/Granada in 2005, created to help with the new stadium project, it was noted that Arsenal Holdings plc had one authorised but unissued share. This occurred at the time the Club created new equity for ITV, who invested £57m for 9.99% of the club, originally agreed in 2000.

"A decimal point in the calculations had meant that that one share was in effect left in limbo. It existed, but no-one owned it.

"The Trust quickly dubbed this share the 'orphan share' and began a campaign to have the Board transfer it to the Trust for safe keeping.

"We were delighted when the Club subsequently agreed to our request. Their decision is symbolic of their recognition of the important role the AST plays in giving small shareholders and supporters a real say in how the Club is run.

"Every share in Arsenal is precious. The gesture by the Arsenal Board demonstrates once again the importance they place on the custodianship role they have, and ensuring that there is a plurality of ownership of the club.

"The Trust/AST particularly thanks Danny Fiszman for supporting this initiative and inviting us to be presented with the Share ahead of such an eagerly awaited match between the countries two top teams."

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2 Nov 2007