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

Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Tuesday, February 23rd.

Dangote takeover latest

African billionaire Aliko Dangote has previously made his desire to takeover from Stan Kroenke at Arsenal extremely clear and a push to change ownership could occur this year.

Dangote has stated on a number of occasions that he’ll switch his attention towards purchasing the Gunners when his oil refinery being built in Nigeria is completed.

According to The Africa Report, the refinery is set to be operational in “early 2021”, meaning Dangote could start talks with Kroenke over a takeover in north London.

Dangote, Africa’s richest man, first expressed a desire for a takeover in 2015 and, five years later, there could now be movement.

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Junior Firpo opportunity

Hector Bellerin could leave Arsenal at the end of the season, with Paris Saint-Germain ready to reignite their interest in the Spaniard and Barcelona holding a long-term interest in the 25-year-old.

Interest from the former could hand the Gunners an opportunity to sign Junior Firpo, following an unsuccessful loan swoop that was reported on deadline day in January.

Firpo has found opportunities limited in Catalonia and may be open to a switch to north London, which may give Arsenal the chance to utilise Bellerin as makeweight.

Capable of playing on both both sides as a full-back as well as in the heart of defence and in left midfield, Firpo’s versatility would be a huge asset for Mikel Arteta.

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