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Billionaire Usmanov happier about Arsenal after record Ozil signing

Arsenal's second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov is feeling better about the club's future. Usmanov has been pushing the Gunners board to spend in the transfer market.

In an interview with BBC Sport, Usmanov said: "In the past I tell the club that if they want to pretend to be number one in every tournament then they must have best players in the world, and if we don't have them in our squad we need to buy these in the market. Wenger confirmed this by buying, for example, [Mesut] Ozil.

"I don't think somebody heard me but in any case anything that gives to Arsenal, good results, is for us very good news. This is our mission and hope.

"We wait - I think we begin a new era for Arsenal where we win trophies. It's most important for football, winning trophies. We will be number one."

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