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Mathieu Flamini open to the possibility of buying Arsenal in the future

Arsenal fans have often cried out for a new owner, but their impressive Premier League campaign has reduced the noise.

Stan Kroenke completed a full takeover of the club in August 2018 and was recently announced as co-chair alongside his son Josh.

The Kroenke could be in the driving seat for a long time, but former Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini is already eyeing a potential takeover.

The former France international had two spells with the Gunners, winning three FA Cups and one FA Community Shield.

The retired midfielder joined Arsenal from Marseille in 2004 before leaving for AC Milan in 2008.

Flamini returned to the club in 2013 before leaving in 2016.

He retired in 2019 and has fully concentrated on his biochemical business.

Flamini co-founded GF Biochemicals, the first company in the world able to mass-produce levulinic acid.

The organisation is driving for more sustainable products to be used in our everyday lives.

Flamini wants to make lives better, and Arsenal fans have asked him about buying their club.

“Obviously, those clubs have a special place in my heart,” he told The Athletic.

“I never forget where I come from. In life, you never know but it’s all about the right opportunity. I’m a real believer in the right time, right place, right people.

“We’ll see what the future is made of. I’m a believer. If you want something very much, the universe usually brings it to you. Let’s see what the universe will bring.”

Chelsea were acquired for £4.25 billion 11 months ago, and Manchester United’s current owners want around £6bn for the club.

Arsenal would cost around £5bn, and whether Flamini, who is worth £10.2bn, can afford to buy the club remains to be seen.

The Kroenke family are not looking to sell one of their most-prized assets.

Arsenal are top of the Premier League with eight games left and eyeing a first title since 2004.

They will look to keep challenging for major trophies going forward, and talks of new ownership may have to wait for some time.

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