Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov has dismissed speculation suggesting that the recent economic downturn will force him to sell his stake in Arsenal.
The current economic climate which has seen the Russian stock market plunge in recent months, has resulted in Usmanov’s wealth drop dramatically.
However, he insists he has no plans to sell his stake in Arsenal because he loves the club too much.
“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.”