In the wake of last season’s near fan rebellion, Arsenal minority share-holder Alisher Usmanov tried to buy the club from Stan Kroenke. Now, just months after the failed bid, Aliko Dangote told Bloomberg he will try to buy the Gunners once his newest oil production facility opens.
Dangote first became an Arsenal supporter in the mid-1980s, and is today worth $11.1 billion, making him almost twice as wealthy as Kroenke.
The oil refinery in question will not open this year, or possibly even next year, meaning that this bid, if it does happen, is still a long ways off. However, Dangote is hopeful that once he does make an offer, the deal will happen.
“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.”
What’s the first thing he would/will do? Let’s just say he’s in the Wenger Out Brigade!
“The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”
What do you think Gooners?
Would Dangote be a good owner for Arsenal? Do you think it is time for Wenger to move on? Will Kroenke ever sell the club?
Let me know in the comments below!