If Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote succeeds in buying the Premier League club, Arsenal, the manager, Arsene Wenger, will be fired immediately.
Dangote said this in a recent interview with Bloomberg.
Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal’s first-team affairs since 1996, leading the Gunners to seven FA Cups, three Premier League titles, and a Champions League final.
Without a title-winning campaign since 2003-04, though, pressure has grown on the Frenchman to leave the Emirates.
“The first thing I would change is the coach,” Dangote who has already outlined his early plans for Arsenal and its backroom structure, told Bloomberg.
“He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”
The 60-year-old, estimated to be Africa’s richest man with a wealth of around £11 billion, has long sought after ownership of the north London club and insists he will be ready to table an official bid once the construction of an $11bn oil refinery in Lagos is completed.