'Would be a bigger loss than both Sanchez & Ozil': Arsenal & Everton fans react to Usmanov investment news

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Everton last night confirmed a multi-million pound deal with USM Holdings to make the Russian company their new training ground sponsor.

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The news sent the internet into meltdown after it emerged that the founder of the group was none other than Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov.

Rumours have been rife of the 63-year-old billionaire’s interest in the Toffees since friend and former Gunners colleague Farhad Moshiri purchased a sizeable stake in the Merseysiders in February.

And once word broke of a deal involving his company and Everton, social media was awash with comment from worried Arsenal fans and buoyant Blues.

Here’s the best of Twitter following the announcement.

Everton fans were understandably excited…

But some Arsenal supporters bemoaned the potential departure of Russia’s richest man…

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