Dangote To Sack Arsene Wenger If….
Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote would waste no time in sacking Arsene Wenger if he succeeds in buying Arsenal.
Over the years, Dangote has talked about his interest to buy Premier League side Arsenal, the club he supports.
Talk of the interest has been in the news again and this time Dangote who is an Arsenal fan is no longer a fan of Wenger and would sack him immediately he succeeds.
“The first thing I would change is the coach,” Dangote is quoted to say by Bloomberg.
“He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”
Dangote has also been a Wenger critic, advising the Frenchman to ‘change his style a bit’ in 2015.
Despite making his interest in buy Arsenal known as far back as 2015, Dangote has never made any bid or any move to purchase the club.
According to him, he’ll consider making an offer once the construction of an $11 billion oil refinery in Lagos is completed.
His company, the Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977 but is today a multi-trillion Naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo.
The Dangote Group has expanded to production of food, cement, sugar etc.
Arsenal’s biggest shareholder is American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who controls almost 67 percent of the company.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov who already holds a 30 percent stake, made a bid of $2.6 billion to buy Arsenal earlier in 2017 which was rejected by Kroenke