Billionaire wants to buy Arsenal and get rid of Wenger

Date published: Thursday 17th August 2017 12:05

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has reiterated his intention to one day buy Arsenal.

Dangote, Africa’s richest man with a fortune of around $13billion, outlined his wish to purchase the Gunners, who he supports, back in September.

He now thinks he can tempt current owner Stan Kroenke into doing business, despite the American insisting he is not looking to sell.

Kroenke owns 67% of the Gunners currently, with Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov claiming a 30% stake.

But Dangote says he is intent on purchasing a majority share in the near future, after the construction of an $11billion oil refinery in Lagos is completed

“The first thing I would change is the coach,” Dangote told Bloomberg. “He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.

“If they get the right offer, I’m sure they would walk away. Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away.

“And when we finish the refinery, I think we will be in a position to do that.”

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