Henry- Ek has reached out to Kroenke over Arsenal bid
Thierry Henry has confirmed Spotify owner Daniel Ek has approached Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke to discuss buying the club.
Arsenal’s current owners Kroenkes insist they will not sell the Premier League club.
Thierry Henry has confirmed Spotify owner Daniel Ek has approached Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke to discuss buying the club. Ek is expected to submit a £1.8 billion offer to buy Arsenal. The Swedish has enlisted the support of club legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira to buy Arsenal. Although, Arsenal’s current owners Kroenkes insist they will not sell the Premier League club following criticism over European Super League proposals.
The Ex-Arsenal player said:” 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. He already 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. They now need to listen. A lot of people have been screaming that they want the owner out. We are trying to offer a solution involving the fans and getting the DNA of the club back.”
“There needs to be a discussion, but he reached out. I think it is going to be long and not easy – if it does ever happen. One thing that I want to reiterate is that Daniel will not move away, he will be there waiting to see if they want to sell. That is going to take a very long time, we know what we want to do, but first and foremost we need to make sure that we can take over, if they are listening.”
Henry further added:” He approached us, we listened to him. When we knew first and foremost that he wanted to involve the fans, we actually met the Arsenal Supporters Trust and told them what we wanted to do. We want to bring them back on board, being part of the meetings, knowing what’s happening because you need to put the DNA back into the club.”
“But he wants to reinject the Arsenal DNA, the identity that for me is long gone. You don’t have Arsenal people there among the board that can show the right direction.”
Fans and Ex-players clearly want a change at the club. Kroenke are though resistant to sell the club but only time will tell that are they really interested in making the club better or they are just waiting for the right bid.