The richest businessman according to Forbes, has treated himself to a new yacht which he will be naming after his Mother Dilbar.
Of course I am referring to Alisher Usmanov, our second major shareholder and this spanking new toy has set him back a mere $100 Million. The little boat includes a swimming pool, helicopter landing site, gym, a dining area and posh cabins for 20 guests.
No doubt like me when I read this story, you are wondering just how many quality players we could sign for that amount. Gotze and M’Vila? Giroud, M’Vila and Afellay? We can only dream…….
Usmanov is reported to be worth $18.1 billion, me, I’d be happy to have the $.1
Talking about Alisher Usmanov, his name will crop up next week when Ivan Gazidis will face 300 supporters consisting of the Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) and other supporters groups at the Emirates Stadium.
Gazidis has been forwarned of the questions he will be asked and according to reports, the AST want to know what the future of the club holds. Questions are also expected to be asked about our current wage policy and whether we as a club should be ignoring it to ensure we keep Robin van Persie.
At the same time, maybe they should be asking why we pay such a high wage to very average players??
The current Transfer Window and whether or not we will be signing players will also be on the Agenda, as will the big question about why Usmanov is not welcome on the current board.
No doubt Gazidis will have all his answered well prepared and will feed the fans more cock and bull!
Onto tonights match between England and Belgium which should be a really good game.
The Theo Walcott England debacle under Sven isn’t going to repeat itself with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roy Hodgson all but said he’s not there to just make up the numbers and he even hinted he could start tonight against what will be a very strong Belgium side. With Gareth Barry and Frank Lampard both having being ruled out recently, young Alex must be rubbing his hands together.
Surely Jordon Henderson won’t be enough to keep him out?
Oh, Mancini has said he’s ready to make a £25 Million offer for our captain should he not sign a new contract, but he can take a hike. RvP will be with us next season whatever happens because Arsene said so……..
Have a good day all, the first of a four-day holiday here in the UK as we celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
She’s a Gooner you know……