Mikel Arteta has responded to speculation about an Arsenal takeover by Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek.
Current Arsenal owners, the Kroenkes, have become unpopular figures at Emirates Stadium in recent years, having failed to invest any money in the club. The recent European Super League drama has only fueled the fire.
In response, Gunners fans protested the owners off the ground during their game against Everton. Many are asking the Kroenkes to sell their stake in the club.
Spotify CEO and Arsenal fan Daniel Ek recently stepped out and declared his interest in buying Kroenkes’ stake. Club legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp have joined Ek in his takeover bid.
Manager Mikel Arteta has responded to the rumors by defending the club’s current owners.
As quoted by Football London, the Spaniard said: “A lot of talk and a lot of speculation has surrounded the situation over the last week. Our fans made their voices heard in the game against Everton, but now we have a very clear statement from the owners.
“So I think it’s gone when they say what they said last night and show the commitment and desire to take the team where we all want to. I think it’s very clear where we are going. “
Arteta continued to praise the Kroenkes’ commitment, saying they were ‘excited’ to be part of Arsenal.
“I said from the start what my perception was, everything I feel, all the communication I have with them (the Kroenkes). They are fully enthusiastic and committed to this project and they really want to push everyone to do what we want to do.
“The reality is that we have really engaged owners. They want a strong performing team on the pitch and they will do whatever they can to make it happen. This is what we have and I feel fully supported with them.
Arsenal currently sit tenth in the Premier League and risk falling in the bottom half if Aston Villa wins their game in hand. They are on track for their worst league result since the 1994/95 campaign.
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