Arsenal fans demand Aliko Dangote takeover bid as £22m summer transfer is ‘approved’


Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.

Arsenal withdraw from European Super League

“The last few days have shown us yet again the depth of feeling our supporters around the world have for this great club and the game we love,” a statement on Arsenal.com reads. “We needed no reminding of this but the response from supporters in recent days has given us time for further reflection and deep thought.

“It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future.

“As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.

“We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal but let us be clear that the decision to be part of the Super League was driven by our desire to protect Arsenal, the club you love, and to support the game you love through greater solidarity and financial stability.


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“Stability is essential for the game to prosper and we will continue to strive to bring the security the game needs to move forward.

“The system needs to be fixed. We must work together to find solutions which protect the future of the game and harness the extraordinary power football has to get us on the edge of our seats.

“Finally, we know this has been hugely unsettling at the end of what has been an incredibly difficult year for us all.

“Our aim is always to make the right decisions for this great football club, to protect it for the future and to take us forward. We didn’t make the right decision here, which we fully accept.

“We have heard you. “The Arsenal Board.”

Arsenal fans call for Dangote takeover

The Gunners may have revealed their intentions to leave the European Super League, but owner Stan Kroenke is not getting off lightly.

Confirmation of Ed Woodward handing in his resignation at Manchester City has prompted some Arsenal fans to demand Kroenke do the same – with many pleading with Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote to launch a bid.

What is encouraging for Arsenal fans is the fact that Dangote has made no secret in the past of his desire to buy out Stan Kroenke one day and become the owner at the Emirates Stadium.



Aliko Dangote has made no secret in the past of his desire to buy out Stan Kroenke at Arsenal. (Image: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images)
Aliko Dangote has made no secret in the past of his desire to buy out Stan Kroenke at Arsenal. (Image: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images)

Amid The Africa Report stating his oil refinery is set to be operational in “early 2021”, meaning he can soon start talks with Kroenke in regards to taking control in north London.

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Bellerin £22m exit ‘approved’

Arsenal are ready to accept a fee of £22million for Hector Bellerin.

That is according to reports, as the Spaniard’s decade-long stay in north London looks set to come to an end in the summer transfer window.

Spanish publication Sport claim Bellerin is ready for a new challenge and that the Gunners are willing to sell the 26-year-old if negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain are successful.



Arsenal are reportedly ready to accept a fee of £22million for Hector Bellerin. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Arsenal are reportedly ready to accept a fee of £22million for Hector Bellerin. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

However, the Ligue 1 giants have reportedly enquired about the defender to his agent with the hope of reducing the £22m asking price.

Should Bellerin leave, it means Calum Chambers and Cedric would be Mikel Arteta’s right-back options for the new season. Although the Gunners have been linked with moves for Achraf Hakimi and Tariq Lamptey in recent months.

Arsenal are expected to be busy this summer, and Bellerin could be the first of many departures.





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