Thierry Henry (left), Dennis Bergkamp (center) and Patrick Vieira (right)
Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek’s offer to buy the club.
Arsenal had announced You were one of 12 founding members of the European Super League last Sunday.
But only 48 hours later backed up and apologized to the fans.
Kroenke’s son Josh told an Arsenal fan forum on Thursday that his family had no intention of selling and promised to deal with fans in the future. He refused to answer a question about their exit strategy and replied, “I am not ready to answer this question because we have no intention of selling.”
On Friday the Swedish businessman Ek, 38, who is worth a report $ 4.7 billion (£ 3.38 billion) tweeted, “As a kid, I’ve been cheering Arsenal for as long as I can remember. If KSE wants to sell Arsenal, I’d love to toss my hat in the ring.”
Arsenal apologized in an open letter to their fans after withdrawing from the European Super League, saying they “made a mistake”. They withdrew after listening to the fans and the “wider football community”.
The Gunners Board said they had no intention of “causing such distress” and that they joined the Super League because they “didn’t want to be left behind” and wanted to secure the club’s future.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says Kroenke apologized to him.
Who is Kroenke?
A 73 year old American owner of numerous sports franchises including the Los Angeles Rams NFL team and the Denver Nuggets NBA team.
Kroenke took a 9.9% stake in Arsenal in 2007 and slowly built its stake until it reached 62.89% in April 2011. He was then involved in a power struggle with Alisher Usmanov, but emerged successfully and now owns the entire club.
Vinai Venkatesham is Arsenal’s general manager, but Josh Kroenke is a director and heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the club.