Arsenal evening headlines as Aliko Dangote takeover gathers steam and Junior Firpo opportunity

Listed here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Tuesday, February twenty third.

Dangote takeover newest

African billionaire Aliko Dangote has beforehand made his want to takeover from Stan Kroenke at Arsenal extraordinarily clear and a push to alter possession might happen this yr.

Dangote has said on various events that he’ll change his consideration in the direction of buying the Gunners when his oil refinery being inbuilt Nigeria is accomplished.

In line with The Africa Report, the refinery is about to be operational in “early 2021”, which means Dangote might begin talks with Kroenke over a takeover in north London.

Dangote, Africa’s richest man, first expressed a want for a takeover in 2015 and, 5 years later, there might now be motion.

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Junior Firpo alternative

Hector Bellerin might depart Arsenal on the finish of the season, with Paris Saint-Germain able to reignite their curiosity within the Spaniard and Barcelona holding a long-term curiosity within the 25-year-old.

Curiosity from the previous might hand the Gunners a chance to signal Junior Firpo, following an unsuccessful mortgage swoop that was reported on deadline day in January.

Firpo has discovered alternatives restricted in Catalonia and could also be open to a change to north London, which can give Arsenal the possibility to utilise Bellerin as makeweight.

Able to enjoying on each each side as a full-back in addition to within the coronary heart of defence and in left midfield, Firpo’s versatility could be an enormous asset for Mikel Arteta.

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Merson points Arsenal prediction

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has issued his prediction for the ultimate months of the Premier League and believes the Gunners have plenty of rebuilding work forward of them, outlining the significance of the Europa League marketing campaign.

“It is most likely now time to concentrate on the Europa League for Arsenal, however they’d do effectively to win that with the way in which issues are going. There are some actually good groups in that competitors – some good English groups as effectively,” he instructed Sky Sports activities.

“It is an actual huge rebuild job on the Emirates Stadium and I believe it should take a protracted, very long time. That is until they have some cash from someplace and so they have a proper go, however we have seen Chelsea have a proper go and look the place they’re.

“We’re speaking about whether or not they may get within the high 4 and that was some huge cash, so there aren’t any ensures. It is a actually onerous one to take for Arsenal in the intervening time.”

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