The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, revealed he is planning to buy Arsenal in 2021, with the billionaire Gunners fan determined to oust absentee owner Stan Kroenke.
The Nigerian boasts a net worth of more than £8.5bn and made his fortune after founding Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer.
Arsenal fans’ frustration with current owner Stan Kroenke has been bubbling for years, while the club continues to look rudderless behind the scenes in their search for a route back to the top.
And Dangote could radically change Arsenal’s fortunes
He says: “It is a team that yes I would like to buy some day...
“I’m not buying Arsenal right now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects, because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.”
Meanwhile, coach Mikel Arteta has been looking at defensive options and may use his agency connections in order to take John Stones from his former club Manchester City.