Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal has become increasingly uncertain in recent weeks with the club facing a battle to qualify for next season's Champions League.
The long-serving Gunners boss is out of contract with Arsenal at the end of the season.
And no announcement has been made regarding Wenger's future, even though he says a decision has been reached.
Alisher Usmanov believes Arsene Wenger should be able to pick his own successor
Usmanov has a 30.04 per cent stake in Arsenal through his company Red and White Holdings, while majority shareholder Stan Kroenke holds 67 per cent.
And the club's second largest shareholder has now backed Wenger, insisting the Frenchman should be able to choose his own successor if he does leave.
"I do not think that the coach alone is to be blamed for what is happening," Usmanov told Bloomberg.
"Some continuity is needed.
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Alisher Usmanov is Arsenal's second largest shareholder
"This includes the need to prepare a successor for Wenger, but in a very respectful way.
"I can suggest that Wenger himself can prepare a successor.
"I personally, unfortunately, am fully isolated from decision making in the club.
"All the responsibility for the fate of the club rests with the main shareholder."