Arsene Wenger will go if I buy Arsenal, Dangote says

Aliko Dangote

Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote plans to sack Arsene Wenger if his long-promised takeover of Arsenal is ever successful.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Dangote once more affirmed his desire to invest in the club, once he completes a major oil refinery project in Lagos.

He said, ‘The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.’

The offer is valued Arsenal at £2bn and Dangote is convinced he could tempt current majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke,  and Usmanov into selling up.

He added that ‘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.’

Dangote, an Arsenal fan since the mid-1980s, had been in talks with then-shareholder lady Nina Bracewell-Smith about a deal seven years ago but saw a deal fall apart.

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