- Nigerian billionaire reiterates plans to buy Arsenal
- He opined that, "The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck"
Nigerian mega rich business mogul, Aliko Dangote has revealed that he plans to buy English club Arsenal, boldly claiming that he will sack manager Arsene Wenger if the takeover is successful.
According to him, the French coach has done his best but it was high time the club moved in a different direction.
Wenger is currently in his 21st season in charge of the Gunners but has failed to deliver the Premier League trophy since 2004.
Despite winning three FA Cup titles in that period, fans have constantly been on his neck, piling pressure on the club's hierarchy to give him the sack.
Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, is plotting a massive offer which would make him the owner of Arsenal, and he has boldly revealed that sacking the manager will be his first move if his offer is accepted.
“The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck," he said in an interview with Bloomberg.
Current majority shareholder at Arsenal Stan Kroenke has been reluctant to sell the club, and recently rejected the advances of minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov.
Dangote is not deterred, though, and he believes the right offer would push Kroenke's hand to consider selling the club to him.
According to him, "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.”
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Arsene Wenger was recently handed a new two-year deal, meaning he will now extend his stay at the Emirate Stadium to at least 23 years.