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Arab investor eyes Gunners

11 Jun 2007 - 07:20:53

Arsenal could be the subject of a takeover approach from one of the men who tried to buy into Liverpool last season.

Mohammed Al Hashimi, executive chairman of Dubai-based Zabeel Investments, persuaded Mohammed Al Maktoum to make a £450million bid for the Anfield club in December.

Al Maktoum eventually missed out on the Reds, who were sold to American duo George Gillett and Tom Hicks, but Al Hashimi has now revealed his interest in the Gunners.

Arsenal have already been linked with a potential takeover led by American investor and US sports magnate Stanley Kroenke towards the end of last season.

Kroenke's interest was believed to have caused a rift a boardroom level which led to the departure of vice-chairman David Dein.

"I know the owners are very reluctant to sell but I see Arsenal as a very profitable club," Al Hashimi told The Sun.

"Liverpool was an opportunity which does not come along every day but we have to move on."


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