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Daniel Ek to bid again for Arsenal ownership

Takeover talks ramp up after Super League fiasco

On the back of the European Super League debacle, Arsenal’s owner Stan Kroenke has come under increased scrutiny. with supporter protests arising before the last three home plays of the season.

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Thousands of Arsenal fans at the Emirates to protest against owner, Stan Kroenke ahead of our game against Everton tonight.

The message is clear, get out of our sorority! #KroenkeOut pic.twitter.com/ U5bLrt21fO

-- afcSource( tm) (@ afcSource) April 23, 2021

Into the breach between adherents and owneds came Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, who took to Twitter to say that were the guild on the market he would happily make a bid for it.

As a kid growing up, I’ve clapped for @Arsenal as long as I can remember. If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.

-- Daniel Ek (@ eldsjal) April 23, 2021

However, despite his ability to get Arsenal fictions Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and Dennis Bergkamp on board to aid his offer, it appeared to have come for nothing when his 1.8 bn bid for the North London club was rejected, with Ek claiming that the Kroenke’s told him that “they didn’t the money”.

Following reports today I want to correct the record with attached statement pic.twitter.com/ CzfF0Y 76 K4

-- Daniel Ek (@ eldsjal) May 15, 2021

That seemed to be that. However, Patrick Vieira told the ITV football podcast that Ek had no intention of going away calmly. The acclaimed French midfielder said that 😛 TAGEND

“He’s clearly going to try again.

“He is going to be there for quite a long time. He’s a big Arsenal fan. And is speaking to him a couple of times his passion and his commitment to Arsenal football club are likely to be fantastic.

Patrick Vieira says Daniel Ek will bid again to buy Arsenal pic.twitter.com/ jCyyc0OBDI

-- Osman (@ OsmanZtheGooner) May 26, 2021

“Obviously, if the society is not for sale there is nothing that he can do but he’s going to be there and he’s going to wait and he wants to buy the club.

“I think it will be really important because Arsenal is in a critical moment. For me, it is the right time for him to do his maximum or to do what is possible to buy the club, to convince the country to buy the club.”

Reading between the lines:

Before Arsenal fans get too excited with what is just like brilliant news, closer attention must be paid. Vieira specifically says that “if the squad is not for sale there is nothing he can do”, potentially putting the brakes on any merger talk.

This is especially the case as Josh Kroenke has repeatedly said that he and papa Stan have no intentions to sell the Gunners, even amid love fallout and external interest.

Exclusive: #afc director Josh Kroenke told guild personnel that KSE will not entertain any offers to sell Arsenal during an internal bawl this afternoon. Likewise stated they will stimulate displace funds available this summer to help team compete for awards. Story: https :// t.co/ MmOrQTOITn

-- James Olley (@ JamesOlley) April 27, 2021

It feels as though subjects will come to a head this summer. The Kroenke family have once again promised investment, but have yet to deliver on previous hopes. If they fail to deliver once again, it may be a sign that they have no intention of owning the organization for the long run, in which case a sizable dictation may turn their heads.

Either way, the ball is firmly in the American family’s court.

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