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Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by ogbiwa: 7:44am On Nov 20
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.

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 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.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-takeover-billionaire-latest-update-23037046

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by zeusdgrt(m): 12:27pm On Nov 20
Lol,but why is it that rich people in Nigeria support arsenal.Atiku,obj,dangote,otedola,orji kalu,me etc

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Odogwu46: 12:27pm On Nov 20
Our money

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by PhiliptheArab: 12:28pm On Nov 20
For those of you asking why he does not buy Enyimba instead...some hard facts...

1.When a busienssman buys anything...it is because he wants it to make him a profit...or more money. That's why the Glazer family bought Man U and the Emiratis bought Man City. Had everything to do with more money, and nothing to do with football.

2.Arsenal is far more profitable than Enyimba. Tickets at Enymba for one game cost less than 2000 naira . Tickets at the Emirates cost 12000-38000 naira.A season ticket at Arsenal...cheapest rate, single adult , costs 455000 naira.

Plus Arsenal is in the Europa league....income from broadcast rights in the millons. Plus Arsenal is in Premier league...more millions comming in. Add sponsorships....

Does Enyimba have that? Can Enyimba boast of having qualifed for Confederations cup recently...or champions league caf style?

3. OUK is a businessman and buying a share in the Arsenal means quick return on investment. Enyimba on the other hand....just to throw away money . Unless he can increase ticket prices at Aba township stadium to N13000 per match.....

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Zyxzzzz: 12:28pm On Nov 20
undecided
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by emror4u: 12:28pm On Nov 20
These guys got no chill

having made his fortune as a senator grin grin

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by BigDick70inch(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
Orji should keep his money..

Or

Better still e should invest in local Nigeria clubs..

Even..dangote had to back out..

Arsenal need Arabians type of investment not Africans..

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Ekakamba: 12:28pm On Nov 20



Even Kalu know say e no good to invest inside Naija ATM.



grin tongue

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Ahmed0336(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
Hmmm OUK investing outside the country and still wants to rule us.
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Splitmind: 12:28pm On Nov 20
He's going to use the money he withdrew at the ATM to buy Arsenal. grin

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by dalass(f): 12:28pm On Nov 20
grin

Our politicians and wastefulness... You want to revive Oyinbos property?

No Nigerian club or even the league will small that kinda money in Pounds Sterling and not jerk back to life grin

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Lashist(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
Please he should buy arsenal and leave his 2023 foolish dream. Whenever naija start seizing his assets for all his stealing, Naija go seize arsenal and their players join cheesy

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by khingTony(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
Na Nigeria Money person want use buy arsenal
Person Never revive him country football, na another country own he want go revive.




Na politics sure pass for this country, having made a fortune as a senator.... Being a senator in Nigeria is a very smooth and fast ride to wealth

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Julsbagg(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
Mumu man........ Why not develop grassroot football in your state
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by EXLOVER(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
If Orji Uzor Kalu buy Arsenal the club will be reduce to the level of Dundee FC, cause that money is a ritual money. The board should make that mistake. Evil man.

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by rawpadgin(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
This man just dey use him own dey call heart attack
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by oluwaseunamos33(m): 12:28pm On Nov 20
make e go sit down for 1 place abeg
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by moneyshop: 12:29pm On Nov 20
I for once will like to be seeing Arsenal revived from the pit-bottom they are been for so many years now.

Even though I doesn't think money will wake the coma team up. But instead of this politicians to revive Nigerian League, he is much interest in revive England League.

With my experience as a First classes graduation in English Languwage, I shall never be make these kind of mistake.

Buy 9ja to grow the naira. Maybe from 385/$ to 835/$.

I am wrong probably
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Gabriel004: 12:29pm On Nov 20
He should go and buy eyimba.
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by WIZGUY69(m): 12:29pm On Nov 20
Mumu man.
He should take care of his country local leagues first.
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Jonasbadoo(m): 12:29pm On Nov 20
Doggmerchant:
He can't even buy enyimba in his native
STFU na your popsi get am?

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by fergie001: 12:29pm On Nov 20
Enyimba.....Give it to him.

zeusdgrt:
Lol,but why is it that rich people in Nigeria support arsenal.Atiku,obj,dangote,otedola,orji kalu etc
That is because they are patient strategists.
You know to support Arsenal, you need a lot of patience.
grin

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by ignis(f): 12:29pm On Nov 20
What a waste of money....
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by inoki247: 12:29pm On Nov 20
Arsenal is about join relegation team in Championships and start winning only Championships Throphy....

Person wey no see Abia manage wan manage Club wey dey some how before....
Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Soarr(m): 12:29pm On Nov 20
They should hold on naw, can't they see we are trying to withdraw money for the 35% stake?
Why are they casting us so early?
Wetin we Wan do lowkey

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by adeola1097: 12:30pm On Nov 20
There's a special place in hell reserved for people like these.

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Re: Orji Uzor Kalu To Buy Arsenal - 35% Stake To Revive The Club - UK Reports by Ruccia2014: 12:30pm On Nov 20
Switindimidu:
He should have started with enyimba

Enyimba is state owned, and as such he cant do much, but it should be recalled that under his administration enyimba fc were doing very well.

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