Billionaire investor says he won't sell his Arsenal shares

Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov says he has no intention of selling his shares in Arsenal. The steel magnate denied reports he would be forced to put them on the market due to the global credit crunch, saying he loves the club too much. I m in love wit

Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov says he has no intention of selling his shares in Arsenal.

The steel magnate denied reports he would be forced to put them on the market due to the global credit crunch, saying he loves the club too much.

"I'm in love with Arsenal. I have no intention of selling my stake," he was quoted as saything this week.

"When a man loves a woman he can't conceivably sell that love."

Usmanov is currently the club's largest shareholder, owning a 24.9 per cent stake.