Recent performances aside, it’s difficult to remember the last time we were handed some news on how Arsenal will be run in the near future.
However, after a recent report from the Financial Times was published, it looks as if there could be a change in power (and I’m not talking about Wenger’s hot-seat).
According to the story, Alisher Usmanov made a massive $1.3billion bid last month to take the majority share of Arsenal from current shareholder, Stan Kroenke.
Usmanov has expressed his desire to improve the club on multiple occasions, but his minor share of 29.9% has always meant his voice is barely heard.
However, the Russian billionaire now wants things to start changing and opened a deal with the Gunners last week, but it seems Kroenke isn’t shifting.
Despite owning just over 66% of the club, Kroenke isn’t a fan favourite and his consistency to let supporters down has left him on the back end of protests this season.
Failure to attend any matches, as well as being unable to cough up the money to buy serious talent, has left his perception tainted for several years.
Sources close to Usmanov have already stated that he has a desire to improve things on and off the pitch and is tired of taking a back seat on key decisions.
This is massive news and it could spark a huge moment for the club this summer, but unless Kroenke is willing to get rid of his share – things won’t change any time soon!