Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry has confirmed to Sky Sports on Monday that Spotify owner Daniel Ek has “reached out” to the Kroenke family to present an offer to buy Arsenal. Ek has written to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke. The Spotify founder is expected to make an official bid of £1.8 billion for the Arsenal before the end of the week. While speaking on MNF, Henry said Ek will not give up on his bid to take over Arsenal even though Kroenkes’ are adamant that the club is not for sale.
“It is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan, he didn’t say it for any publicity. He is an Arsenal fan for a very long time. I’ll give you something -he reached out [to the Kroenkes and already said himself that he had collected the funds to make sure that he can put in a good bid.”
Ek is being assisted by three Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vierra. According to former Arsenal forward, Ek’s priority is to re-establish Arsenal’s identity which has been lost under the Kroenke’s. They will also hand back the power to the supporters and will reintroduce people who know the club’s traditions to the board.
Arsenal ownership has faced the wrath of the fans for a long time. The decision to join the Super League in April further strained the relationship between Kroenke and fans. Stan Kroenke was set to be the vice-president of the Super-League.
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) have never been popular in North London but they’ve never been less popular than they are right now. In a recent game against Everton around 3,000 fans held a demonstration outside the Emirates Stadium demanding a change in ownership. The little trust that existed between the club and the fans has eroded further. Fans have also expressed their anger on social media platforms about Korenke’s mismanagement at Arsenal.
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