Spotify owner planning Arsenal takeover bid with three members of Invincibles team
Daniel Ek has reportedly joined forces with three Arsenal legends
Spotify owner Daniel Ek is poised to launch a takeover bid for Arsenal and has reportedly joined forced with club legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira in an attempt to oust Stan Kroenke.
The Telegraph report that the trio - all members of Arsenal's Invincibles side in 2003/2004 - could return to the club if the bid proves successful.
Ek, who Forbes says is worth £3.4bn, is said to be readying as formal offer for the club after publicly declaring his interest last week.
The Kroenke family probably thought this would blow over.
Really doesn’t look like it will pic.twitter.com/AHkEwIBZ4N
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) April 23, 2021
"As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as long as I can remember," he tweeted. "If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring."
Josh Kroenke, son of Stan and one of the club's directors, has since insisted Arsenal is not for sale.
Arsenal were one of the six English clubs behind the proposed European Super League, pulling out after it was met with fierce opposition from supporters around the world.
The club's supporters gathered at the Emirates ahead of their side's Premier League encounter with Everton on Friday to protests against Kroenke's ownership.