Usmanov says the wait is finally over and a prosperous period is upon the club.
Despite the 2014 FA Cup being Arsenal’s first piece of silverware in nine years, their second highest shareholder Alisher Usmanov says it’s just the start of things to come.
Usmanov has lifted the lid on why the Gunners have found it so hard to win trophies over the best part of a decade and claims that it’s all set to change.
He also claims that a period that saw the North London side selling their best players has ended as well and instead they will be buying them.
“I think we begin a new era for Arsenal where we win trophies,” Usmanov told the Telegraph.
“The club has the correct decision-making process in place, including their selection policy, especially now, when they have the means to buy the best players.
“I think that Arsenal’s planning was based on acquiring the new stadium, a decision taken by the previous owners. The acquisition was financed with debt.”
“The board and main shareholders chose the debt option at the time, which led to Arsenal going almost 10 years without winning a domestic title or the Champions League.
“These difficulties have now been overcome and the team is in a good state; the club’s finances are in order and I believe that Arséne Wenger and the club’s CEO [Ivan Gazidis] will manage them correctly.”
The club have shown this has already started happening with the acquisition of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the past 12 months for a combined fee of £77.4m.
Other Premier League sides may have to watch out as Arsene Wenger’s men look to return to form.
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