Alisher Usmanov has decided against a confrontation with Arsenal directors at tomorrow's AGM.

The Sun says the Uzbek tycoon will now vote in support of the current set-up and will not demand a place on the board.

Usmanov and his company Red & White Holdings have failed in their efforts to acquire a 25 per cent blocking stake in the club in time.

And they are anxious to avoid a showdown with chairman Peter Hill-Wood.