Yesterday, there were stories all over [source likely to be Arseblog] that Uzbek Billionaire and Arsenal Shareholder, Allisher Usmanov is planning to sell his stake at Arsenal and invest in Everton instead. Arsenal fans all over discussed this latest discovery and of course some criticized the club has lacking ambitious etc etc. Whether this revelation led to the trending #KroenkeOut hashtag on Twitter too, we wouldn’t know.
Today however, Mirror Football quashed the whole story as false. Quoting a spokesman for Usmanov’s Red and While Holdings, it is said that Usmanov has nothing of such nature in mind.
“Red and White Holdings Limited owns 30.04% of Arsenal Holdings Plc.”
“Contrary to some speculative media reports, Red and White Holdings would like to state that Mr. Alisher Usmanov does not intend to sell his stake in Arsenal Holdings Plc (“Arsenal”),” it read.
“Mr. Usmanov continues to be committed to Arsenal and considers his stake in the Club as a long-term investment for his family and future generations.