Gunners remain on course for top-four finish to this season though.
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has criticised the Premier League club’s current owner Stan Kroenke, claiming that he would be happy simply to qualify for the Uefa Champions League every season as opposed to winning trophies.
The Uzbek, 59, also went on to bemoan the fact that the north Londoners have no world-class players in their squad at present and that he will consider his options at the end of the season.
The Gunners currently lie in fourth place in the Premier League, one point behind third-placed Chelsea, but two points better off than fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in fifth in the race for next season’s Uefa Champions League, a competition that the club have managed to qualify for in every single campaign since current head coach Arsene Wenger came to the capital 17 years ago.
But, with Wenger’s side having played one more match than both of their London rivals, they are still far from being guaranteed a top-four finish this season with now only three games left for the Gunners to play.
“The team has no superstars now,” Usmanov is quoted as saying on Football365.
“In our understanding, Kroenke has no plans to sell his stake, but we also won’t sell out, as we are the team’s fans.”