Arsenal football club has gone down financially and can no longer compete with top English football clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Due to this reason, a 60 year old Nigerian Politician Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from south eastern Nigeria wants to buy 35% of Arsenal FC to “bring trophies back” to the Emirates.
Orji Kalu, a former governor and serving senator in Nigeria has previously promoed a football club in Nigeria, Enyimba FC to become Africa champion
“Our success with Enyimba FC between 2000-07 has continuously increased my passion for football,” said Kalu.
“As the pillar of sports in Africa, I am considering an investment in football and I will buy 35 per cent stake in Arsenal FC.
“Our target is to lift the Champions League and EPL, and valuable investment as well.
“Doing what you love and loving it is where greatness lies. I need 35 per cent of Arsenal to bring back trophies.”
Arsenal have a large following in Nigeria that started when they signed Nwankwo Kanu in 1999.
And Kalu, who was freed from a 12-year jail sentence upon appeal in May, wants to strike up a powerful partnership between the Gunners and Enyimba.
“With Arsenal we will make Enyimba great again with the strategic partnership we are packaging,” he continued.
“We shall turn it around to create a platform for more of our professional players seeking international exposure.