Usmanov makes Gunners vow
Alisher Usmanov insists he remains committed to Arsenal and has "no intention" of selling his shares.
Last Updated: 14/10/08 8:30am
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov insists he remains committed to Arsenal and has "no intention" of selling his shares.
The current economic climate has seen Usmanov lose out financially but
he insists he has no plans to sell his stake in Arsenal because he loves the club too much.
Despite an international financial crisis which has reportedly wiped significant value from the personal fortunes of both Usmanov and fellow Russian, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, he is adamant the credit crunch will not force him to cut his connections with Arsenal.
Love"I'm in love with Arsenal. I have no intention of selling my stake," Usmanov told The Guardian.
"That may be possible at some point in time when I know that Arsenal hates me. I will make sure this doesn't happen. I have not lost one single share.
"As long as Arsene Wenger is manager that's not going to happen."