|Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second consecutive year after beating Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley in May|
Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has re-iterated his hopes of one day buying Arsenal. The Nigerian has an estimated fortune of some £12.2billion and is reported to have wanted to purchase a holding in the Gunners when former director Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith was selling her stock in 2011.
Arsenal's current majority shareholder is American tycoon Stan Kroenke, who has a 66.64 per cent holding and remains committed to the Barclays Premier League club for the long-term.
|Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has reiterated his desire to buy shares in the club|
In a fresh interview with BBC World Service Hausa, Dangote indicated once his work in the establishment of an oil refinery in his homeland - set to be the largest in Africa - is complete, then he would consider revisiting his interest in making a move at Arsenal. 'When we get this refinery on track, I will have enough time and enough resources to pay what they are asking for,' he told the channel.
|American tycoon Stan Kroenke is the current majority shareholder at the Emirates with 66.64 per cent|
Dangote feels Arsenal, who last season retained the FA Cup, can mount a challenge for top honours again, albeit perhaps with a different outlook from the boardroom. He added: 'They are doing well but they need another strategic direction. They need more direction than the current situation, where they just develop players and sell them.'