Usmanov sends ripples over Kroenke’s millpond with audcious bid for control at Arsenal

As things stand, I suspect Alisher Usmanov’s rumoured £1billion bid to take control of Arsenal will fail but it is encouraging at least to see some signs of life at the top of the ivory tower. Stan Kroenke is the archetypal millpond; never rippled, seldom more than tepid, and his tenure has been marked by … Continue reading Usmanov sends ripples over Kroenke’s millpond with audcious bid for control at Arsenal

Alisher Usmanov has his say on Wenger’s future at Arsenal

Whenever there is a whiff of discontent around Arsenal, you can be sure that Alisher Usmanov will be on hand to offer his two pennies worth. The Uzbek billionaire is the club’s second largest shareholder (with about 30 per cent of shares) and, unlike majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, he is never short of an opinion, … Continue reading Alisher Usmanov has his say on Wenger’s future at Arsenal