Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the Senate, has said he is not an Arsenal fan but wanted to make money by acquiring some stake in the club.
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The former Abia State governor had declared his intention to purchase a 35 per cent stake in the Premier League club but the board allegedly refused.
“I wanted to use Arsenal to make money because it is business. Honestly, I’m not an Arsenal fan.
“I put a bill before them to sell the club but they were not serious in selling the club. I pray that they will listen to the words of nature. I sent them a bid and interest, and they just replied that they will get back to me,” Kalu told The Punch in an interview.
“I think this is what the problem is. We were serious, backed up by one of the biggest banks in America to do this bid.”
Kalu is not the first Nigerian who has shown interest in buying Arsenal, currently owned by American businessman Stan Kroenke. Aliko Dangote in 2018 also presented a bid to buy the club.