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Arsenal fans react to Aliko Dangote’s comments on takeover bid

Speaking at the New Economy Forum in Singapore, Aliko Dangote – Africa’s richest man – commented upon his ambitions to buy Arsenal, as reported by Bloomberg.

Dangote, a fan of the north London club, first attempted to take control at the Emirates Stadium in 2010, and spoke again of his desire to own the Gunners in 2015, according to Bloomberg.

The Nigerian businessman, estimated to command a net worth of well over $10 billion (around £7.6 billion), has once again reiterated his interest in launching a takeover bid of Arsenal. However, this time he has not ruled out investing in another club should the current owner, Stan Kroenke, refuse to sell.

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Speaking in Singapore, the 61-year-old said, “I’m very attached to Arsenal but if he won’t sell, I might have to change.

I’m very much a fan of football. I have to have a club. I don’t have to own Arsenal.”

With Kroenke having only recently attained sole ownership of Arsenal, he is extremely unlikely to be willing to sell unless he is presented with an unbelievable offer. Dangote is capable of offering such an astronomical figure, but there are certainly big clubs he would find much easier to purchase.

In light of these reports, plenty of Arsenal fans took to Twitter to give their thoughts of Dangote’s comments…

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