African’s richest man and ardent fan of Arsenal football club, Aliko Dangote has disclosed new plans to buy Arsenal in 2021.
The 62-year-old, who is the founder of the multinational conglomerate, Dangote Group which deals with products like cement, sugar, salt, flour and steel, among others, said he would look into taking over the North London club when he completes his refinery project in Lagos, Nigeria.
While the Dangote Refinery is projected to be one the world’s largest refineries after completion, the Nigerian businessman has, once again, made a strong statement to buy Arsenal.
“It is a team that I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20 billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on,” Dangote told the David Rubenstein Show.
“I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can.
“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.”
Arsenal have been left languishing in 10th position in the Premier League table after a torrid end to Unai Emery’s reign, but the North London club have shown signs of new life after the appointment of Mikel Arteta in December.