Thierry Henry outlines Daniel Ek’s determination to buy Arsenal

Thierry Henry of Arsenal
Thierry Henry of Arsenal

Arsenal were linked with a takeover earlier on in the summer when Spotify owner Daniel Ek revealed that he wants to buy the club.

According to Sky Sports, the Spotify owner remains confident of buying the Premier League club from Stan Kroenke and former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed that the Kroenke family are yet to respond to Ek’s offer.

The Kroenke’s have maintained that Arsenal is not for sale at any price but Henry believes that an agreement could be reached in the near future.

“To be able to get there, you need to have someone respond on the other side,” Henry told Monday Night Football. “It hasn’t happened yet, but we and he is here to stay.

“So, let’s see what’s going to happen. But for the moment, we enjoyed the win yesterday.

“There’s no dialogue at the moment and I feel it’s going to be a long process. I said this the last time I was on the show [in May]. How long it’s going to be, I don’t actually know.

“But we are here to stay.”

The Arsenal hierarchy have been criticised heavily for their lack of ambition and planning over the last few years and the fans will certainly welcome a takeover if it meant that the Gunners could get back to their former glories.

Apparently, Daniel Ek wants to re-establish Arsenal as one of the giants of English football and he is ready to hand the power back to the supporters using a “golden share” scheme which would give supporter groups the power to reject board decisions.

Furthermore, he is also prepared to bring in people who know the club’s traditions to the board of directors.

The Spotify co-founder has been an Arsenal fan since childhood and it is no surprise that he wants to transform the situation at the North London club.

A club of Arsenal’s stature should be challenging for Premier League titles every year and playing regular Champions League football.

Instead, they have fallen far behind the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United in recent seasons and a change of ownership will probably be needed to galvanise the situation around the club.