Arsenal fans are unhappy that their club has committed to join the controversial European Super League
Arsenal owners Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke say they will remain “100% committed” to the Premier League club and will “not sell any shares”.
Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek’s offer to buy the club.
More than 1,000 fans protested against the current owners on Friday.
“We have not received an offer and will not maintain an offer,” said the Gunners owners.
“Our goal for Arsenal remains to fight for the biggest trophies in the game and we continue to focus on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve that.”
The Fan protest in front of the Emirates Stadium Before Arsenal’s home defeat by Everton, the club participated in the planned European Super League (ESL).
The Gunners were one of 12 founding members of the league but retired just 48 hours later and apologized to the fans.
Stan Kroenke is a 73-year-old American owner of numerous sports franchises, including the Los Angeles Rams NFL team and the Denver Nuggets NBA team.
In 2007 he took a 9.9% stake in Arsenal and slowly built his stake until it reached 62.89% in April 2011.
Kroenke’s son Josh is the club’s director and heavily involved in day-to-day business.
Swedish businessman Ek, 38, valued at $ 4.7 billion (£ 3.38 billion) tweeted that he would “like to throw my hat in the ring” if Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE) were to sell.
Arsenal are 10th in the Premier League with five games remaining in Mikel Arteta’s first full season as a manager.