Backpage Roundup: Usmanov Named Richest Man in UK, Wenger Admits Gunners Were Fortunate, Mertesacker Ugly but Effective and More

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Usmanov Named Richest Man in UK Arsenal co-owner Alisher Usmanov is now the richest man in the United Kingdom, according to the freshly published Sunday Times Rich List 2013. The 59-year-old Russian businessman, whose personal wealth is estimated at £13.3 billion, has taken over the publication’s top spot from steel magnate and QPR co-owner Lakshmi […]

Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke named sixth most-powerful person in sports

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Arsenal’s majority owner Stan Kroenke may rub many Arsenal supporters the wrong way due to his alleged penny-pinching and thrifty ways, but he must be doing something right. The 65-year-old was just recently named as the sixth most powerful person in the world of sports by the renowned Sports Illustrated magazine. The publication just released […]

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  Another week, another negative Arsenal article. And, again, it revolves around the comments of shareholder Alisher Usmanov, who gave an interview to Forbes magazine critical of the board. He told the publication that decision making is holding the team back, stating, “We do not consider just qualifying for the Champions League to be the […]

Usmanov and Moshiri lay into Kroenke and Arsenal board

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There are a lot of Arsenal supporters upset over Robin van Persie’s statement, which revealed he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension with the club. There were a few shareholders who weren’t very happy either, especially Alisher Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri. Usmanov and Moshiri, who are the club’s second-largest shareholders with a combined 30 […]

Backpage roundup: Bendtner, Usmanov, Denilson, Ox and Rosicky

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Bendtner’s Agent Negotiating With Several Clubs Nicklas Bendtner’s agent Tom Brooks has revealed that several European clubs are interested in signing his client. The Arsenal striker, who is rumoured to be a summer transfer target for rich Spanish club Malaga, spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Sunderland but failed to find any real form […]

Backpage roundup: Wage structure changes, Gazidis’ Usmanov block and more

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Arsenal’s Wage Structure to Undergo Changes Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has said that in order to offer lucrative terms to the club’s superstar players like captain Robin van Persie, the Gunners are prepared to make changes to their currently ‘flat’ wage structure. (Daily Mail) In Wednesday night’s Q&A session with the fans at the Emirates, Gazidis […]

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov’s £300m cash splash

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ARSENAL shareholder Alisher Usmanov has splashed some of his considerable cash on a new luxury yacht… no doubt tempting Gooners to dream about the money he could fork out on players. Usmanov has, it is being reported, handed over some £65 million on the craft, which includes a swimming pool, a helicopter pad, a gym, […]

Kroenke or Usmanov: Should Koenke sell out?

Following the Misery in Milan and the Shocker in Sunderland there have been calls either for the managers head, the boards collective head or for the team to be ruthlessly pruned and expensively strengthened.  It has to be said that these last two events are perhaps only the latest in a succession of poor results […]