Bar their recent setbacks in signing their transfer targets, Arsenal supporters are in for more vexatious and nerve-wracking news, with reports filtering out that The Gunners’ second highest shareholder Alisher Usmanov is considering offloading his shares in the club to reinvest his money in Everton.
The Uzbek, per reports, has a long-term relationship with The Toffees’ major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and, Usmanov is now pondering leaving Arsenal to become a shareholder at Everton.
Moshiri – a former shareholder at Arsenal – was also business partners with Usmanov in a company called Red and White Holding. According to renowned and well-respected Arsenal website, Arseblog, the rumour is rife that Usmanov is ready to sell his stake in Arsenal and renew his partnership with Moshiri.
“Speculation is mounting that Alisher Usmanov is ready to sell his stake in Arsenal and join former partner Farhad Moshiri at Everton.
“With an almost non-existent relationship with Stan Kroenke – the 67.05% majority shareholder in Arsenal – and the chances of him being offered a position on the board, or one of any influence at the club, almost zero, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he decided to go all in with Moshiri at the Merseyside club.”
This news will throw Arsenal fans into a state of worry as it suggests there club could soon be in a topsy-turvy situation.