Dein assures Usmanov no Arsenal board rift
David Dein has assured Alisher Usmanov he has a good relationship with the Arsenal board.
An insider revealed to The Sun: "So much has been written about the supposed strained relationship David has with the board and most of it is well wide of the mark.
Usmanov felt any rows between Dein and the board would hit his own ambition of taking control of the club.
After the share purchase, Usmanov made Dein non-executive chairman of his company Red and White Holdings, whose stake in Arsenal is now 23 per cent.