Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote wants to buy Arsenal and sack Arsene Wenger

Sport360 staff 23:01 17/08/2017
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Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has expressed his desire to buy Arsenal and said his first job would be to sack Arsene Wenger.

Nigerian billionaire Dangote – who made his money in oil – is a Gunners fan and wants to purchase the club although the current owners have no intention to sell.

When asked about what he would do if he gets a chance to own the Emirates club, Dangote told Bloomberg: “The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”

The 60-year-old said he will make a move to see if he can buy the club, after finishing the construction of an £8.5 billion oil refinery in Lagos.

Current owners Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov own a 67 and 30 per cent stake in the club respectively, and Dangote believes the duo might give in to a tempting offer in the future.

“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,” he said.

Fortunately for Wenger, Kroenka has no plans to sell and backs the Frenchman to bring success to the club this season.

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