The CEO and founder of Spotify, Daniel
Ek, contacted the family of the owner of the Arsenal, Stan
Kroenke, to make him an offer to buy the club, but the acquisition could be prolonged, according to the former French international Thierry
Ek said last week that he had secured the funds to buy Arsenal, valued at $ 2.8 billion according to Forbes. British media reported that Arsenal greats Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira were backing Ek’s bet.
But the club’s American owners, under pressure from fans after the north London team’s failed attempt to form a European Super League, dismissed talks about a sale.
Kroenke, his son and manager Josh issued a joint statement in response to Ek’s interest saying that they remain “100% committed to Arsenal” and that they were not interested in selling a stake in the club.
“He (Ek) already reached out (to the Kroenke family) and said he had raised the funds to make sure he could make a good deal,” Henry told Sky Sports. “Now they need to listen. Many people have been asking for the owner to leave. We are trying to offer a solution that involves the fans and recovers the club’s DNA ”.
“One thing I want to reiterate is that Daniel will not move, he will be there waiting to see if they want to sell. That is going to take a long time, we know what we want to do, but above all we have to make sure that we can take control ”. Spotify and Arsenal did not respond to all of these remarks from Henry for now.
Arsenal were among six English clubs that signed up for the proposed European Super League project before pulling out amid a storm of protests from their supporters, players and the British government.
The club is ninth in the Premier League standings and is in the semi-finals of the Europa League.