Aliko Dangote
By
Will Griffee For Mailonline
Africa’s
richest man has expressed his desire to buy Arsenal and declared his first
order of business would be to sack Arsene Wenger.
Nigerian
billionaire Aliko Dangote is a Gunners fan has never hidden his wish to
purchase the club even though current owner Stan Kroenke has no plans to sell.
Dangote
spoke hypothetically about what he would do if he was to take over at the
Emirates.

He told Bloomburg: ‘The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a
good job, but someone else should also try his luck.’
And
the 60-year-old pledged to make his move for the club following the
construction of an £8.5billion oil refinery in Lagos.
Kroenke
owns 67 per cent of Arsenal with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov in control
of a 30 per cent stake.

Wenger and Usmanov

Dangote,
who is worth £10bn, believes he could tempt both men to leave the club in his
hands if a suitable deal was on the table.
He
added: ‘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.’
Fortunately
for Wenger, Kroenke is adamant he will not sell up, with the American backing
his long-term manager to bring success back to the club this season

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