What is the latest news on Arsenal’s ownership situation?
Arsenal supporters staged a protest against the owners ahead of the Premier League game against Everton, where they made clear their dissatisfaction with many issues within the club, including their association with the European Super League.
Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek has recently become an interested party in buying the club and has the backing of several Arsenal legends including Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera and Dennis Bergkamp.
Discover the latest news on the Arsenal buyout situation from Eduardo Hagn on The Football Terrace…
When might we see a change of ownership at Arsenal?
According to Sky Sports, the owner of Spotify is expected to make an offer of £ 1.8 billion before the end of the week.
However, speaking to Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, Henry stressed that Arsenal fans may have to wait a long time before the takeover is possible.
“I think it’s going to be long and not easy – if it ever happens. One thing I want to reiterate is that Daniel [Ek] won’t leave, he’ll be there waiting to see if they want to sell, ”Henry said.
What could the new Arsenal owners look like?
According to Henry, Daniel Ek is an Arsenal fan and his priority would be to re-establish the club’s identity. The Gunners icon also discussed Ek’s plans to potentially use a “gold share” system to give fans the power to overrule board decisions.
As well as offering more fan power, Henry said Ek would be keen to bring people who understand the traditions of the club back to the board.
The influence of securing Gunners legends behind the scheme will allow support from Arsenal fans who, following last week’s protest, are clearly fed up with the current owner.
How long has KSE been involved with Arsenal?
In 2007 Stan Kroenke acquired significant stakes in the club alongside Alisher Usmanov. Two years later, he had increased his stake at Arsenal and agreed not to buy more than 29.9% of the club until September 2009.
After that date KSE continued to accumulate stock and nine years later in August 2018 Kroenke offered £ 550million to secure Usmanov’s stake in the north London company.
At that time, KSE became the majority shareholder of Arsenal.
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