Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has expressed concerns over Alisher Usmanov's background.

Hill-Wood has said he opposes the involvement in Arsenal of Usmanov, who now owns 21% of the club's shares, because it is not sufficiently clear how the businessman amassed his multibillion-pound fortune in Uzbekistan and Russia, says the Guardian.

"He's certainly not an open book," the Arsenal chairman said. "Business is murky in Uzbekistan, and that in itself is an argument against him being involved in Arsenal. I wouldn't want him to be the owner of the club."