Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Reiterated His Desire On Arsenal Takeover

Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second consecutive year after beating Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley in May
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
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
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.'







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