There is a group of Arsenal fans who believe that their team is being held back by the ownership of Stan Kroenke and they will be happy about the latest development.
For years, the Kroenke family has bought out other shareholders to fully own Arsenal.
But that could end soon with Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote insisting that he will buy the club and return them to the top of English football.
He first announced his intention to own a stake at the club in 2015, according to Football London and he has followed that up with several reaffirmations that he would buy the Gunners.
In 2020, he reaffirmed, according to the report: “It is a team that yes I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on. I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can.
“I’m not buying Arsenal right now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects, because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.”
One project that the African is looking to get finished is a refinery in Nigeria and a recent report on The Africa Report says he would deliver the project this year.
This means that Arsenal fans can expect the Billionaire to begin talks with Kroenke for the takeover of their beloved club soon.
Thomas Partey boost confirmed and Rob Holding not involved in Arsenal training ahead of Benfica
Arsenal and Mikel Arteta have been handed a huge boost ahead of Thursday’s Europa League decider against Benfica. Midfielder Thomas Partey is back in full training.
The £45million signing from Atletico Madrid last summer has missed the last three games across all competitions with a thigh injury sustained in the 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa at the beginning of the month.
Partey was spotted in Saturday’s training session at London Colney, ahead of the Manchester City clash, although it seemed he was involved in his own individual session as he peeked through the netting to keep tabs on his teammates.
And that proved to be the case as the Ghana international didn’t make the Gunners’ matchday squad and his presence in the middle of the park was sorely missed.
With that said, Arteta could soon be able to call upon his big-money summer signing as his side looks to overcome Benfica at the round of 32 stage in the Europa League.
As mentioned earlier, Partey has been training individually in recent days.
But the 27-year-old has taken a major step towards being available for selection once again as on Tuesday he was involved in a session alongside his teammates.
Ahead of the game in Athens, Partey was put through his paces at the club’s London Colney training base.