Arsenal buyout: Thierry Henry confirms that Spotify owner Daniel Ek has “reached out” to the Kroenke family

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Arsenal buyout: Thierry Henry confirms that Spotify owner Daniel Ek has “reached out” to the Kroenke family


Thierry Henry confirmed to Sky Sports that Daniel Ek has “reached out” to the Kroenke family to present an offer to buy Arsenal.

Ek has written to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and is expected to make a £ 1.8bn offer for the north London club before the end of the week.

The Spotify owner is confident Kroenke will listen to the offer – which he considers compelling – and has the full support of Henry and his fellow Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp.

Henry, speaking on Monday night football, said Ek would not drop his offer to take over Arsenal, regardless of the Kroenkes’ stance that the club is not for sale.

“I know a lot of people wanted to hear about [the takeover], « Henry a this Sky Sports at Monday night football. ” That is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan, he didn’t say it for any publicity. He’s been an Arsenal fan for a very long time.

“He’s already – I’ll give you something – has reached out [to the Kroenkes] and already told himself that he had raised the funds to make sure he could make a good offer.



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Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol reveals Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek to submit £ 1.8bn bid to take over Arsenal by the end of the week

“They now need to listen. Lots of people shouted that they wanted the owner to come out. We are trying to come up with a solution involving the fans and to recover the DNA of the club.

“There must be a discussion, but he reached out.

He added: “I think it’s going to be long and not easy – if it ever happens. One thing I want to reiterate is that Daniel will not be leaving, he will be there to see if they want to sell.

“It’s going to take a long time, we know what we want to do, but first and foremost we have to make sure that we can take over, if they are listening. “

What does Ek want to do at Arsenal?

Henry says Ek’s priority is to reestablish the identity of Arsenal – which the Frenchman said was lost under the Kroenkes – by giving power back to the supporters and reintroducing people to the board who know the players. club traditions.

Arsenal’s all-time top scorer also discussed the potential use of a ‘gold share’ system, which could give fan groups the power to overrule council decisions.



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“He approached us, we listened to him,” added Henry.

“When we found out 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, be part of the meetings, find out what’s going on because you have to put the DNA back into the club.

“But he wants to re-inject Arsenal’s DNA, the identity that for me is long gone. You don’t have Arsenal members on the board who can point in the right direction. “

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