Spotify founder Daniel Ek has revealed that he would be interested in buying Arsenal if owner Stan Kroenke decides to sell the club.
Thousands of Arsenal fans protested against Kroenke ahead of Friday’s match against Everton, in the aftermath of the European Super League debacle, which saw the Gunners and six other Premier League clubs withdraw from the contentious competition. Tensions were already high among north London fans, who had vehemently demanded that Stan Kroenke sell his club shares after years of neglect, passivity, and misunderstanding. The owners have never cared about anything other than their own pockets, and the recent disgraceful acts have only served to reinforce that notion.
“As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember,” Ek wrote last week.
“If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”
It is now believed that Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, and Dennis Bergkamp are all eager to work with Ek on his bid to take control of the club, and that they could be given key roles if the move is successful.
Ek has ‘joined forces’ with Henry, Bergkamp, and Vieira ‘as he prepares to put Stan Kroenke to the test by making a takeover bid for Arsenal.’
If ‘successful,’ Henry, Bergkamp, and Vieira are expected to return to Arsenal as part of the new set-up. This is news that will excite every Arsenal fan around the world.
Despite Josh Kroenke’s declaration last week that Arsenal is not for sale, it is believed that “the involvement of Henry, Bergkamp, and Vieira will put pressure on him to listen to any offer from Ek.”
However, there is no indication that Kroenke is willing to sell the club. His son, Josh, spoke at a fans’ forum last week to address fans’ concerns about the club’s involvement in the botched European Super League plans.
As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as long as I can remember. If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring.
— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) April 23, 2021
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