Usmanov fearful of Gunners' ambition

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Alisher Usmanov fears the "pinnacle" of Arsenal's ambitions next season will be just securing Champions League qualification again, as the Gunners face up to the prospect of seeing captain Robin van Persie leave.

Red & White Securities Limited, fronted by Usbek oil magnate Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri, hold around 30 per cent of shares in the Gunners' parent company, which was the subject of a takeover in 2011 by American tycoon Stan Kroenke.

Usmanov, who does not have representation on the board, insists RWS will to continue the acquisition of stock - which currently is trading around a £17,000-high per share - and maintained pressure would also be brought to try to drive the club towards being able to deliver sustained success on the pitch once again.

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