Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has expressed interest in buying Arsenal before taking over their London rivals. This was revealed in the book “The Club” written by two Wall Street reporters Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg.
It is believed that in 2003 Abramovich hired the Swiss bank UBS to look at the economy of the top football clubs in England.
However, the Russian tycoon has said that Arsenal is ‘not for sale’.
Abramovich also met with the owners of Tottenham Hotspur, but that deal fell through. Eventually, the billionaire went to West London and bought Chelsea during his 19-year reign.
He was replaced by US billionaire Todd Boehly, after facing sanctions due to his country’s war with Ukraine.