Former Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are said to be joining Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek in a takeover bid for the London club.
Last week Ek, who is co-founder and chief executive of music streaming service Spotify, expressed an interest in buy Arsenal after protests against the current club owner Stan Kroenke.
Kroenke was a part of the failed proposal for the breakaway European Super League, along with five other teams from the Premier League: Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2021
We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.
The abrupt announcement from all six Premier League clubs that they were set to join the European Super League was met with a large amount of criticism from football fans around the country.
Eventually pressure from UEFA, The FA and the Premier League led to the withdrawal of Arsenal and the other five English clubs from the ESL and many have called for a new ownership of the Gunners.
But the 73-year old said last week that the club was not for sale and that they would try harder to engage with fans better in the future.
But now Ek, who has an estimated worth of £3.38bn according to Forbes, tweeted out on Friday:
“As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I remember. If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”
As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered 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
Now, according to the Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law, Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ stars Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira are to join the 38-year old in launching the takeover bid for the London club.