Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who ranks as Africa’s richest person, has said he will he will sack Arsena’s long-serving manager Arsene Wenger if he succeeds in buying the English Premier League club, Bloomberg news agency reports.
In an interview with the agency, Mr Dangote said he would try to make a bid for the club once the construction of an $11bn (£8.5bn) oil refinery in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, is completed toward the end of the decade.
Mr Dangote says he has supported Arsenal since the mid-1980s
Wenger is one of Europe’s high profile football managers and recently signed a two-year contract to extend his more than two-decades reign at the club.
He has divided opinion amongst the club’s supporters with his detractors saying that he is past his best days and that the club needs a new manager to return to its glory days.