​Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has claimed that he will be looking to buy ​Arsenal in 2021, with the billionaire Gunners fan determined to oust absentee owner Stan Kroenke.

Dangote owns the hugely successful industrial giant Dangote Group, and boasts a net worth that's estimated to be a whopping £6.8billion.

The 62-year-old is has been the richest man in Africa for a number of years and has said he will look to launch a takeover of Arsenal once his non-football investments are wrapped up. Arsenal fans are frustrated with the lack of involvement by the current owner, Stan Kroenke, and would definitely welcome a change in ownership.

"It is a team that, yes, I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20billion worth of projects and that's what I really want to concentrate on," Dangote told ​Bloomberg.

"I'm trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can. I'm not buying Arsenal right now, I'm buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects, because I'm trying to take the company to the next level."

The Gunners have found themselves falling short in the market as compared to the other top six teams, and only this season broke their transfer record by spending £72m to sign Nicolas Pepe.