So should the Gunners fans be excited that Dangote plans to buy Arsenal?Would he do better than
those in the helms of power right now at the Emirates?Well,to start with Dangote is a football fan and and Arsenal fan at that,so they might actually have an owner who not only wants to make money but actually see the team win things.We all know Arsenal has become the no win team lately with only 2 FA Cups to show in 11 years or thereabouts.
The 59-year-old, a lifelong Arsenal fan who has a net worth of $16.7bn (£12.86bn) has previously stated his plans to purchase the Premier League club, but will wait for gas and oil investments to develop before focusing his efforts on North London.
"It's about buying Arsenal and turning it around. I've run a very successful business and I think I can also run a very successful team. Right now, with what we're facing, over $20bn of projects, I cannot do both."
It should also be noted that Arsenal is the most supported club in Nigeria,thanks to Nwankwo Kanu who converted many fans during his stay with the club.So many Nigerians are very excited at a fellow Nigerian acquiring their team.So could the Dangote Arsenal bid happen?Well,when money is involved nothing is impossible.
Dangote believes his success in the business world, despite the loss of $4.4bn this year due largely to the depreciation of Nigeria’s currency, proves he is the right man to transform Arsenal’s fortunes, after years of relative stagnation under Kroenke and manager Arsene Wenger.
So for all those Arsenal fans who have been wondering what they could be getting into and asking the question,who is Aliko Dangote?Here are a few details about your impending sugar daddy..
Aliko Dangote the richest man in Africa was in born 10 April 1957.He is a Nigerian billionaire, who owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities. Dangote's company operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. As of June 2016, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.9 billion! Imagine how many superstars you can bid for with all that lolly you Gooners!
Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa; he peaked on the list as the 23rd richest person in the world in 2014. He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world's richest person of African descent.