Nigerian billionaire ready to "bring back trophies" as he pushes for a stake to buy Arsenal

Published on: 20 November 2020

Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu wants to buy a huge stake in Arsenal and "bring trophies back" to the Emirates.

The 60-year-old is looking to purchase 35 per cent of the Gunners having made his fortune as a senator, businessman and newspaper owner.

p:nth-of-type(2)","sizes":[[8,8]],"hideOnSensitiveArticle":true,"relativePos":"after","additionalClass":"in-article","name":"div-gpt-ad-vip-slot","type":"VIP"}" data-gpt-placeholder="" data-response-start="3601" data-type="gpt" data-requested="244510" data-google-query-id="CNPShZbkkO0CFeQ40wodYy4PcQ" data-timer-slot-rendered="251470" data-rendered-width="8" data-rendered-height="8" data-response-end="259343.00000000003">

Arsenal can no longer compete financially with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

And that has been a factor in their lack of success with their last Premier League title coming in 2004.

Since then trophies have been few and far between, but Kalu wants to change that.

He has previously helped a club dominate domestically having taken over Nigerian club Enyimba FC.

“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 ne