The richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote is still interested in buying English Premier League side Arsenal.
Aliko Dangote has an estimated fortune of about £10 Billion, the Nigerian has been keen to take control of the Gunners for a number of years and was linked with a stake in the club when former director Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith was selling her shares in 2010.
Majority shareholder at Arsenal Stan Kroenke remains committed to Arsenal for the long-term while Uzbekistan magnate Alisher Usmanov, who controls around 30 per cent of the club, has also expressed no desire in selling any of his stock.
But Dangote is refusing to rule out taking charge of the Londoners in the future.
Dangote, 58, who was speaking to Bloomberg, he said:
“I still hope, one day at the right price, that I will buy the team. I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy.”
However, the 58-year-old was quick to point out that, despite the interest, no bid for the Premier League side ‘is in the pipeline’.
Dangote however had this to say about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.
“Wenger needs to change his style a bit,” he said. “They need new direction.”