August 07, 2015 by
The Russian oligarch and Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes that the manager Arsene Wenger was seriously handicapped because of the move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners moved to the Emirates in 2006 which strained the club’s finances greatly – so much so that Wenger had to keep his hands in his pocket for long. Usmanov who is the club’s second largest shareholder thinks that the inability of the board members to finance the new stadium had long term repercussions for Arsenal and bit more investment could have seen Wenger win more trophies. Read more...
September 27, 2013 by
Arsenal recently released an article on their club website Arsenal.com, which stated the club’s financial situation for the previous season, ending in May 2013. And although the figures may not have been as impressive as previous years, the club still made a profit in excess of £6 million, and ultimately there’s more good news for the Gunners, with the announcement that Arsenal plan to continue spending the money! Read more...
May 04, 2013 by
After reading reports and checking web stories about how Usmanov will “re-evaluate” his position in regards to Arsenal at the end of the season, I feel compelled to state my views on the matter.
Based on what I’ve read in various posts around the web and at JustArsenal there seem to 3 groups of people:
1. Pro Usmanov – Anti Kroenke (PUAK)
2. Pro Kroenke-Anti Usmanov (PKAU)
3. Anti Kroenke-Anti Usmanov (AKAU) Read more...
December 22, 2012 by
Blame Wenger all you want But Gazidis and Kroenke must go. by John Collard
Hi guys I hope all is well.
Before I start I want to wish everyone of you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Now moving on I just want to write a small blog and maybe get some feed back on your opinion of the Arsenal board we have at our wonderful club. Wenger has taken some serious criticism for many fans and papers over the last few days and at times very harsh indeed. But what I found very interesting was Usmanov jumping to the defence of our great leader. Usmanov has taken a huge swipe at the current board of the Yank and greedy Gazidis. Read more...
December 07, 2012 by
Hi Gooners. by John Collard
Today I would like to talk to you guys and ask for your opinions about what the hell is going on. Guys I would like to make this clear before you read on, that this is me asking for your views and opinions. I do not seek an argument and those that choose then I have no time at all for. In these times we need to stick together and any view is always welcome. Arsene Wenger is a great manager (Of course) No question. Arsene Wenger is also a phenomenal businessman (Without question), and without shadow of a doubt the worlds best. Read more...
October 26, 2012 by
It is time for some answers by John
It will be fascinating to know what went through the mind of Stan Kroenke as he sat through Wednesday night’s depressing Champions League encounter against the team who sit in third place in the Bundesliga.
In all likelihood, his only real interest in Arsenal is how much profit it can add to his business portfolio. As long as Arsene Wenger is able to produce major assets that can be sold on at huge profits and guarantee at least £20 million a year by qualifying for the Champions League, then Kroenke is probably a very happy man. Read more...
August 16, 2012 by
Where does the real truth Lay?? by OzzyAFC
We all knew it would happen, Most didn’t want it to Happen and No one wanted it to happen this way but it has Robin Van Persie no longer scores when he wants…at least not in an Arsenal shirt any more . Now while a great many of us pause to reflect on what has happened here I have to admit that I am relieved it’s over even if the outcome has made me sick to my stomach. Read more...
July 27, 2012 by
I wish you all very well. Today is just a small blog from myself and I’m asking you guys what I have asked many times before. Can we now not see that our club is being wrecked buy a board that only has desire to make money? Wenger has taken so much abuse from some of the people on this site, but I’m telling I am 100 percent sure the board have said, (Right Wenger, we will give you this to spend and just keep us in the top 6). Even if you read Van Persie’s statement, he speaks highly of Wenger but chooses not to mention the men upstairs. Wenger has made it clear that he wants to keep Van Persie until his contract expires. So does this now not put all the rubbish to one side and tell us it’s not Wengers fault? Read more...
July 25, 2012 by
Who does Wenger think he is fooling when he says that he believes that Arsenal can win the league?
When there was a level playing field Arsenal could proudly boast to being a top team, capable of winning the league and every other competition; but with the arrival of the oligarch to West London and the sheikh to Manchester, everything changed.
Abramovich threw hundreds of millions at his pet project and if something didn’t work he threw it away and started again.
Sheikh Mansour has done exactly the same at Manchester City; the difference being that part of the building process has involved taking some of Arsenal’s best talent. Read more...
July 10, 2012 by
First of all, a big shout out to you for creating and maintaining a blog for the fans of our football club.
I am, and have always been, a very passionate Arsenal supporter and am becoming increasingly frustrated with the club and its directors.
In response to Alisher Usmanov’s open letter to the current board of directors of Arsenal Holdings plc, in which he acknowledged the power of the voice of the fans through social media sites, I created a simple voting webpage on which the fans of Arsenal can vote on whether or not they would like Usmanov to be given a seat on the board. Read more...