‘Africa’s richest man’ outlines plan to buy Arsenal

Date published: Thursday 22nd September 2016 10:56

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Aliko Dangote, dubbed ‘Africa’s richest man’, has outlined his plans to buy Arsenal in the near future.

Dangote, an Arsenal fan, revealed his intention to purchase the Gunners as early as last year.

The Nigerian has an estimated wealth of £8.3billion, and says that he plays to buy the club within four years.

He told Bloomberg: “Maybe three to four years. The issue is that we have more challenging headwinds. I need to get those out the way first and start having tailwinds. Then I’ll focus on this.

“It’s not about buying Arsenal and just continuing with business as usual.

“It’s about buying Arsenal and turning it around. I’ve run a very successful business and I think I can also run a very successful team.

“Right now, with what we’re facing, over $20 billion of projects, I cannot do both.”

Stan Kroenke is the current majority shareholder at the Emirates Stadium, but fans are growing increasingly distrustful of his ownership.

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