Daniel Ek sends Arsenal fans wild as Spotify founder makes huge takeover claim


Arsenal fans have been reacting to the news that Spotify founder Daniel Ek has an interest in buying the club.

The co-founder and CEO of the global music business said he would be “happy to throw his hat in the ring” if Stan Kroenke decided to sell the Gunners.

Prior to Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton on Friday evening, the club’s supporters gathered in their thousands outside of the Emirates Stadium to protest against the ownership following a dramatic week off-the-field.

The north London club were one of six Premier League sides to sign a letter of intent to participate in the highly controversial European Super League.


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Arsenal, as well as the other five top-flight clubs from England, have pulled out of the plans for the ‘breakaway’ league, but supporters have not forgotten or forgiven just yet.

Kroenke has never been the most popular figure at the Emirates and in many eyes, this was the final straw.

Perhaps seeking an opportunity, Ek, who admitted he has followed the Gunners since a young age, registered an interest.

He tweeted: “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as long as I can remember.

“If KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”

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This has sent some of the Gunners’ fanbase into meltdown on Twitter and football.london have gathered some of the best reactions.

Mikel Arteta recently revealed that Kroenke has apologised to him over the Super League saga, which has now collapsed.

When asked if the Gunners’ board had said sorry to him, like they had to the supporters, Arteta said: “Yes, starting from Vinai, the ownership and everybody that is involved in the process.

“All of them with the right intentions to defend the club, and put the club in the best possible position for now and for the future. But accepting that the way it’s been handled has had terrible consequences and that it was a mistake.

“I have to really respect that when people have genuine intentions to do the best for this football club but, if it’s not the right thing to do, they can apologise. I think the players, staff and everybody working at the club has to accept that and move on.”





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