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Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek says he needs to raise support the “glory” to Arsenal as he plans to check the unravel of the club’s American billionaire owner Stan Kroenke with a takeover expose.
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Kroenke, through his Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE) enterprise, has been the Gunners’ majority shareholder for a decade and took full control of the club by shopping out Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov’s stake in 2018.
Arsenal’s performances on the pitch procure declined markedly at some level of the Kroenke reign.
The London club procure now no longer obtained a Premier League title since 2003/04 and are build to head away out out on a high-four create within the English high flight for a fifth consecutive season.
Kroenke’s piece within the failed European Clear League (ESL) mission further angered success-starved fans.
Arsenal were one of 12 clubs to on the initiating label in to proposals for the breakaway rivals nonetheless, alongside with five varied English clubs, withdrew from the plans internal 48 hours after a fierce backlash from fans, players, governing our bodies and the British executive.
Thousands of supporters protested outside the Emirates Stadium before Friday’s 1-0 defeat by Everton, calling for Kroenke to sell the club.
On Tuesday, KSE said it had no plot of advertising, despite experiences of Ek’s ardour.
“In most up-to-date days we’ve noted media hypothesis referring to a doable takeover expose for Arsenal Soccer Membership,” learn a KSE commentary.
“We reside 100 p.c committed to Arsenal and are now no longer promoting any stake within the club. We procure now now no longer bought any offer and we is now no longer going to entertain any offer.”
Nonetheless, Ek, who says he has supported the club for 30 years, believes he has the funding to manufacture a first-rate offer.
“I am very serious,” the Swedish billionaire told CNBC on Wednesday. “, I if truth be told procure secured the funds for it, and I resolve on to raise what I judge is a extraordinarily compelling offer to the house owners and I am hoping they hear me out.
“I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I became eight years venerable. Arsenal is my team. I esteem the historical previous. I esteem the players. And naturally, I esteem the fans.
“So as I glimpse at that, I supreme be conscious a immense opportunity to position a genuine vision for the club to raise it support to its glory. And I resolve on to effect belief with fans and I resolve on to resolve the fans again.”
In step with experiences, Arsenal greats Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp would be piece of an advisory neighborhood in a takeover expose.
“All I will be able to create is prepare what I judge is a extraordinarily considerate offer, and raise it to them and hope they hear me out,” added Ek.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta defended the commitment of KSE to improving outcomes on the pitch.
Arteta’s facet are 10th within the Premier League and on target for his or her worst league create since 1995.
“The actuality is that we’ve house owners who’re really, really committed and wish a successful team on the pitch and are going to create everything on the pitch to produce that,” said the Spaniard.
Arsenal might perhaps well play themselves support into the profitable Champions League must they resolve the Europa League — they plug to Villarreal for the first leg of their semi-final on Thursday.