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Africa's Richest Man Will Fire Wenger If He Buys Arsenal

  • Aliko Dangote coveting the London soccer team since mid-80s
  • Plans to make an offer after completing a refinery in Nigeria
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

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Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s first order of business if he succeeds in buying English Premier League soccer club Arsenal will be to fire the manager, Arsene Wenger.

Dangote, Africa’s richest man with a net worth of $11.1 billion, has coveted the team since becoming a supporter in the mid-1980s, he said in an interview. He’ll consider making an offer once the construction of an $11 billion oil refinery in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, is completed toward the end of the decade.