David Dein: investment is necessary

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has said that Alisher Usmanov’s financial backing would make sure Arsenal remains a top Premier League side.

Red and White Holdings Limited is owned by Russian billionaire Usmanov and fronted by Dein and holds just under a 25 per cent stake in the Gunners.

and Dein has said that a big-money takeover is necessary if the club are to develop, otherwise they risk being overtaken by their rivals.

Dein said :

“Luckily, they have [manager] Arsene [Wenger] but you have to give the man a chance,”

“I don’t want to see Arsenal as the second or even third team in London.”

“I can see the way the game is going. The wealthier are going to get wealthier and more successful. It is getting polarised.”

“He would change the whole dynamic of the club. At Arsenal, something has to break.”

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6 thoughts on “David Dein: investment is necessary”

  1. We dont need or want a corrupt russian owning and running the club thanks dein. We’re a fincially stable English owned club with a great manager and a great team

  2. We dont need a corrupt guy like usmanov owning and running our club thanks dein. We our a finacially stable english owned club with a great manager and a great team. Our only debt is the mortage on the profit making stadium so we arnt in the same dire situation that the likes of chelski and manchester buccaneers. Dein if you werent such a sell out then i would still have some respect for you but your association with the likes of usmanov and your constant “trying to sell the club” antics have put an end to that.

  3. Hey guys let rally arnd our pride…..Arsenal is the pride of all londerners pls dont allow Russian input or takn control of our pride.if arsenal gonna win is going to be in style …..Our values,culture and mission goes beyond chelsea or Utd policy.We are arsenal ………doing things in our own way .

  4. D4rknight said:

    Sadly i believe Mr Dein’s early assumptions on the idea Arsenal will have major problems competing in the top four bracket without a pivotal cash injection will come to haunt the clubs board of directors in a big way, what they should remember is that where the old saying “One man can make a differance” is in point true to an extent thanks to Dein’s foresight in sourcing an exceptional and almost unheard of manager (Wenger) to these shores. his tactical foresight both on and off the field has allowed “The Arsenal” to attract admiring glances from further afield and like circling sharks these clubs who know from Wenger’s past ideals about the price of players and there suitable qualities not matching there pay bracket have no wish to exercise their scruples in paying a player his worth. All they want it seems is success at any price and it seems Cesc Fabregas was right when he suggested that a club like AC Milan showed no respect in their pursuit of Arsenal players with rumours that they had targeted at least 7 players (Hleb included) for transfers, obviously no one had told them that the Gunners were not a feeder club. My point is this to compete Arsenal need to up there game in the transfer market, indeed the conception and move to the Emirates was a master stroke and a drain on current resources but if the current board members are droning on about foreign ownership why are they now courting Stan Kroenke a man Dein brought in to the fold like Arsene, is it because with his foresight he has left a rather dry “i told you so,” taste in their mouths for what ever he envisaged in the past is now coming to light, Flamini, Hleb and now we hear Adebayor possibly signalling his intentions. Managerial factions will not help the club to completely evolve indeed it will hinder it. i believe the blending of ideals in both the boardroom and Transfer market coupled with a more financial flexing of muscle will allow the club to stick 2 fingers up at these circling sharks

    exceptional manager who in my eyes

  5. D4rknight said:

    Sadly i believe Mr Dein’s early assumptions on the idea Arsenal will have major problems competing in the top four bracket without a pivotal cash injection will come to haunt the clubs board of directors in a big way, what they should remember is that where the old saying “One man can make a differance” is in point true to an extent thanks to Dein’s foresight in sourcing an exceptional and almost unheard of manager (Wenger) to these shores. his tactical foresight both on and off the field has allowed “The Arsenal” to attract admiring glances from further afield and like circling sharks these clubs who know from Wenger’s past ideals about the price of players and there suitable qualities not matching there pay bracket have no wish to exercise their scruples in paying a player his worth. All they want it seems is success at any price and it seems Cesc Fabregas was right when he suggested that a club like AC Milan showed no respect in their pursuit of Arsenal players with rumours that they had targeted at least 7 players (Hleb included) for transfers, obviously no one had told them that the Gunners were not a feeder club. My point is this to compete Arsenal need to up there game in the transfer market, indeed the conception and move to the Emirates was a master stroke and a drain on current resources but if the current board members are droning on about foreign ownership why are they now courting Stan Kroenke a man Dein brought in to the fold like Arsene, is it because with his foresight he has left a rather dry “i told you so,” taste in their mouths for what ever he envisaged in the past is now coming to light, Flamini, Hleb and now we hear Adebayor possibly signalling his intentions. Managerial factions will not help the club to completely evolve indeed it will hinder it., i believe the blending of ideals in both the boardroom and Transfer market coupled with a more financial flexing of muscle will allow the club to stick 2 fingers up at these circling sharks, time to stop hiding behind lock downs, i think !!

  6. keep the london pride. may not win many trophies without the much needed money but pride is not for sale. and since when do we subscribe to the ‘rule’ that we need an abramovich to be successful? cardiff got one when they made the FA final?

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