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Further changes ahead at Arsenal as Usmanov considers sale

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Arsenal have undergone major changes so far this year, with the Gunners replacing long-serving boss Arsene Wenger with former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery.

Emery’s arrival has since led to an overhaul amongst the coaching staff and widespread changes amongst the squad, including the departures of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla, with further changes potentially lying ahead.

The Financial Times reports that Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is considering selling his 30% stake in the Premier League club, despite only turning down a reported offer of £525m for his shares in October.

Usmanov has harboured hopes of becoming the majority shareholder in the future, offering a reported £1bn offer to buy out his rival shareholder last May, but Stan Kroenke remains adamant that he will not share at any price.

Having grown frustrated at that stance, Usmanov is ready to sell and it is likely that Kroenke will make a move for the Russian’s 30% shares to increase his own stake in the club.

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