Billionaire Aliko Dangote dealt blow as Arsenal owner refuses to sell the club

Billionaire Aliko Dangote dealt blow as Arsenal owner refuses to sell the club

- Arsenal highest shareholder Stan Kroenke has sent a clear message that he will not sell his shares of Arsenal

- The Gunner chief made the statement ahead of the club's AGM yesterday

- Dangote on several occasions had shown interest in buying the North London outfit

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke told Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote and other potential investors interested in investing in Arsenal that he will never be forced out of the club.

He made the announcement ahead of the club's Annual General Meeting yesterday, October 26, the Gunners chief maintained he will never sell his shares.

Billionaire Aliko Dangote dealt blow as Arsenal owner refuses to sell the club

Stan Kroenke congratulates Arsene Wenger during the Emirates FA Cup Final Arsenal vs Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Kroenke, alongside son and club director Josh, rejected claims they are in football just for the money.

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Asked if there was any chance he would sell, he said: “No. Absolutely not. That’s just not our model.

“Just go look at our history. “You don’t see us selling things. We are committed long-term.”

The US tycoon, 70, added: “Sports fans are wonderful. They are rabid. That’s the good news. They are rabid. That’s the bad news. They always have opinions.

“The only part I worry about is how it affects the players and the coaching staff and that’s the last group you want it to have a bad effect upon.

“There’s a percentage that don’t like you. I love Arsenal, love being involved with Arsenal.”

Source: Yen.com.gh

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