Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek remains committed to his proposed Arsenal takeover despite the club facing a first season without European football in 25 years.
Swedish billionaire Ek is expected to make his opening bid – believed to be in the region of £1.8billion – for Arsenal but did not want to cause a distraction by doing it before the Europa League semi-final exit to Villarreal on Thursday.
Ek believes his plans and vision for Arsenal will transform the club, who are ninth in the league, and return them to a position where they will be challenging for the Premier League and Champions League again.
Stan Kroenke, who owns Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), has been Arsenal’s owner since April 2011 and Ek will not comment publicly further on the bid.
The Kroenkes responded to Ek’s interest by saying they were
Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have backed Ek’s takeover bid.
Henry confirmed to Sky Sports on Monday that Ek has “reached out” to the Kroenke family to present an offer to buy Arsenal and wants to “reinject the Arsenal DNA”.
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