Kevin Campbell has given Aliko Dangote his ‘100 per cent’ backing to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker said the 64-year-old “would want to put the club back on the right footing” and has the money to do it.
Kroenke has never been a popular figure at the Emirates but his ownership has come under increased scrutiny this week following the club’s plans to join a European Super League.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) April 20, 2021
Fan protests are set to go ahead prior to Friday’s game against Everton, with Kroenke and his running of the club the focus of discontent.
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has held a long-term interest in taking over and has spoken on the subject numerous times over the past five years.
As quoted by Football.London, Dangote claimed in January 2020 that he may try to buy Arsenal in 2021 once his oil refinery in Nigeria is operational.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if he would welcome a Dangote takeover, Campbell said: “100 per cent, I would love to see him take over.
“First and foremost he is a massive fan of Arsenal. He is also one of the wealthiest guys around. He has got the money. That is the key. He has more than got the money.
“As a fan of the club he would want to put us back on the right footing. 100 per cent, I would love it to happen. I would absolutely love it.
“At the end of the day, all fans can hope for is an owner who cares. You want the owner to put the best possible product out on the pitch.
“It is not like how it was in the 70s and 80s. These football clubs are global entities.”