Thierry Henry has confirmed that he is in talks with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek about launching a takeover bid for Arsenal.
Current Arsenal owners, the Kroenke family, have become increasingly unpopular during their time at the club. Fans believe they don’t have the club’s best interests at heart.
Following the recent European Super League debacle, many Arsenal fans protested the ownership of the Kroenkes during their home clash with Everton, asking them to sell their stake in the club.
In response, Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek outlined his plan to buy the club. The Swede has claimed to be an Arsenal fan since he was a child and has presented plans to bring the Gunners back to the glory days.
It has also been reported that club legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have all joined Ek in his takeover bid. Now Henry has confirmed these reports.
Talk to Sky Sports, the Frenchman said: “It’s true. Daniel (Ek) is an Arsenal fan, he hasn’t said it for any publicity. He’s already reached out (to the Kroenkes) and figured he had raised the funds to make sure he could make a good offer.
“They now need to listen. Lots of people shouted that they wanted the owner to come out. “
Henry played for the North Londoners for eight years from 1999 to 2007, and returned briefly in 2012. During that time, he scored 228 goals in all competitions, becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer.
He won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups with the club, as well as four Golden Boots, two European Golden Shoes and two PFA Player of the Year Awards. A front statue stands outside the Emirates Stadium.
“We are trying to come up with a solution involving the supporters and to recover the DNA of the club,” he continued. “There must be a discussion, but he reached out. I think it will be long and not easy if this ever happens.
“It’s going to take a very 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.”
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