Africa and Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has hog the news headline in the last 24 hours following reports that he is interested in buying the economic rights of Barclays Premier League club, Arsenal.
Dangote first showed interest in buying Arsenal in 2010 but was rebuffed by the club owners.
However Dangote seems not to be in a hurry to execute his objectives.
“I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll 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.”
“We have $16 billion-worth of investments in the next few years,” he said. “Right now I want to take my own business to a certain level. Once I finish on that trajectory, then maybe” an offer will follow,” Dangote revealed in an interview by Bloomberg Business and which subsequently went viral on the webspace .
Completesportsnigeria.com want to know your thoughts on Aliko Dangote’s big dream, whether as an Arsenal fan, Chelsea fan, Man United fan, et al.
Is it an objective worthy to be pursued? Would the Arsenal shareholders headed by Stan Kroenke agree to sell to Dangote despite refusing to sell in the past to former Russia’s richest man, Alisher Usmanov?
Is Arsenal the right and ‘dream’ club for Dangote to desire to own? what in fact are your expectations from him and the club should this interest indeed materialises?
Do you as an Arsenal fan and a Nigerian football enthusiast want to see the kind of investment that the likes of Roman Abramovich of Chelsea and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan of Manchester City have made on some of the richest clubs in the world? Can Dangote even sustain the financial commitment of running such as club?
Arsenal have never believed in a one-man club ownership which they believe will harm the ‘culture’ of the club which does not subscribe to lavish and outlandish spending.
Would Dangote buying Arsenal change the sporting history of the club since he admitted that manager Arsene Wenger needs to change so many things about the club.
Until recently, Arsenal have been the butt of mockery by fans of Chelsea, Man City and other rich European clubs.
Would Dangote’s takeover of Arsenal be a ‘blessing or curse’ to the north London club?
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