Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has once again vowed to launch a takeover bid for Arsenal.
The 60-year-old is Africa’s richest man with a fortune believed to total around $12.9 billion, he is also an ardent Arsenal fan.
Dangote has never hidden his desire to take control at the Emirates and insists he will make his move once the construction of an $11 billion oil refinery in Lagos is completed.
And should he tempt Stan Kroenke into doing business, he says the first thing he would do would be to dismiss Arsene Wenger.
“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.”
He's going to take it soon, i am patiently waiting. Aliko Dangote who currently worth about 15 billion dollars according to forbes is financially secured to take over Arsenal, and he will spend a lot to make us bigger.
He's currently building world's largest crude oil refinery and oil reserve in Nigeria, and it is expected to be completed this year or early next year. So Arsenal wouldn't have any financial problem to compete with other big clubs in the transfer market.
Alisher Usmanov, who has a 30 per cent shareholding, launched a takeover bid in May - offering the Russian $1.3bn to sell his shares.
But Kroenke issued a statement reiterating he plans to be a Arsenal for the long-term