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  • May 18, 2021

Exclusive: Thierry Henry confirms involvement in Arsenal takeover bid and explains why he is backing Daniel Ek to buy club from Kroenkes

 Exclusive: Thierry Henry confirms involvement in Arsenal takeover bid and explains why he is backing Daniel Ek to buy club from Kroenkes


Thierry Henry has confirmed he is involved in Daniel Ek’s takeover bid of Arsenal.

The Swedish billionaire, who is the co-founder of Spotify, has brought Gunners Invincibles Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp on board in his attempt to buy the club from owner Stan Kroenke for £1.8billion.

Ek is desperate to buy Arsenal from the Kroenke family

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Ek is desperate to buy Arsenal from the Kroenke family

Asked whether he was involved in the consortium to purchase Arsenal, Henry told Sky Sports: “It is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan.

“He did not say it for any publicity, he has been an Arsenal fan for a very long time.

“He approached us, we listened to him. And we knew, first and foremost, that he wanted to involve the fans.”

Henry revealed Ek has already ‘reached out’ to the Kroenke family, who have publicly stated they have no interest in selling Arsenal.

The Frenchman added: “He wants to re-inject the Arsenal DNA, the identity that I think is long gone.

“They don’t have a lot of Arsenal people among the board, who can show the right direction, and that’s what Daniel wants to do.

“He already reached out and said himself that he has collected the funds to put in a good bid.

Henry is a two-time Premier League winner for Arsenal

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Henry is a two-time Premier League winner for Arsenal

“A lot of people have been screaming that they want the owner out.

“We are trying to offer a solution, involving the fans and the DNA back at the club.”

Henry, who scored 175 Premier League goals for Arsenal, has warned Gunners fans Ek’s potential takeover would take a long time to complete.

He added: “The takeover is going to be long and not easy.

“And Daniel will not move away, he will be there waiting to see if they want to sell. That’s going to take a very long time.

“We know what we want to do but, first and foremost, we need to make sure that we take over, if they are listening.”





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