Arsenal open to summer sale as Aliko Dangote can start takeover talks with Stan Kroenke


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

Thomas Partey injury boost

Midfielder Thomas Partey is back in full training.

This is a huge boost for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta ahead of Thursday’s Europa League decider against Benfica.

The £45million signing from Atletico Madrid last summer has missed the last three games across all competitions with an injury sustained in the 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa at the beginning of the month.

Partey was actually 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.

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.

In a five-minute clip uploaded to Arsenal.com, Partey can be seen going through a light jog alongside Granit Xhaka at the beginning of the session and that is soon followed up with some work with the ball

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When Aliko Dangote can start Arsenal takeover talks

Talks over a potential takeover at Arsenal could start-up in the not too distant future.

Aliko Dangote, who is the richest man in Africa, has made no secret in the past of his desire to buy out Stan Kroenke at Arsenal and become the owner at the Emirates Stadium.

Dangote is the 206th richest man in the world according to the Forbes Rich List, with a net worth of $11.8billion and has openly stated that the conclusion of his oil refinery in Lagos, Nigeria would be the time when he would think about Arsenal once more.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: Aliko Dangote Speaks on September 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity)

“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.”

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Nelson up for sale

Arsenal will reportedly listen to offers for Reiss Nelson this summer.

That is according to a report by CBS Sports, who have also claimed Gunners defender Hector Bellerin is keen to test himself outside of the Premier League.

Arteta did admit that the Nelson’s first-team opportunities at the Emirates this season were going to be limited.

Reiss Nelson will have to be patient to earn opportunities at Arsenal after remaining at the club in January.
Reiss Nelson will have to be patient to earn opportunities at Arsenal after remaining at the club in January.

“We ended up with a large squad at the end of the transfer market,” the Arsenal manager said in October. “We had a few plans in mind with Reiss. One of them was as well to send him on loan to get more minutes because of the competition we have upfront.

“The reality is he has been really good in training. He wants to stay here. He wants to fight for his place.”

But with Nelson behind Bukayo Saka, Willian, Gabriel Martinelli, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Nicolas Pepe in the wide areas, the Gunners are open to letting him leave the Emirates at the end of the season.





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