Having a doomsday prophet like Alisher Usmanov who believes that only he can save Arsenal becomes a drag after a while.
He does not get that his money is unwelcome and so are his suggestions through a surrogate that David Dein was never adequately replaced. As Arseblog correctly points out Usmanov offered a rights issue; very different from direct funding. It was a transparent ploy for a takeover. The surrogate Farhad Moshiri in a BBC interview with David Davies, a former associate of Dein, also says that Adebayor should not have been sold to Man City.
"That is the most worrying thing because Manchester City with their enormous firepower are one of the challengers for the fourth spot and I would have felt much better if he had been sold to any other club than Man City."
That transfer took place because Milan lost interest and only City made a solid offer. If second guessing was what transfers were based on then no player would ever land up in City because they pose not only a threat to Arsenal but to the rest of the big clubs. It is an easy assumption that United, Liverpool, and Chelsea are safe. Which is why there is a war of words with Sir Alex and City that gives extra mustard to their derbies.