What about FFP? Since PSG got fined (and we’ll have to see how this summers antics will play out) I’ve not heard it as a restraint for any club. So are all the clubs breaking all the rules or are they to some degree more self sufficient?
Chelsea for example don’t feel like a club being entirely backed by an oligarch now. Morata by far their biggest signing but their wages aren’t out of this world. They seem reasonably self sufficient but they’re not scared to buy and sell players.
Usmanov simply would not need to do what Abramovich did on his first few years because Arsenal are already there as a club and revenue earner.
If he puts in a little money and gets us some sponsorship deals with dodgy Russian companies is it really going to ruin the club? As far as I’m concerned an owner concerned with on the field success is all that matters.