Mathieu Flamini explains Arsenal frustrations as Daniel Ek set to launch second takeover bid


Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Thursday, June 10.

Palace make Maitland-Niles enquiry

Crystal Palace have enquired about the availability of Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, football.london understands.

Maitland-Niles recently conducted an interview where he hinted he could leave the Gunners this summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at West Brom.

The 23-year-old spent his time at the Hawthorns in the centre of midfield, but was often used by Mikel Arteta as a full-back.

The two parties seemingly have a disagreement over where he should play on the pitch and this could lead to him departing the Emirates Stadium in the coming months.


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Ek set to launch new takeover bid for Arsenal

According to the Daily Mail, the Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is set to launch another bid, thought to be worth more than £2billion, to take over Arsenal.

The Kroenke family are under huge pressure as owners of the Gunners – with the Super League plans recently angering supporters immensely.

Club officials are waiting on the bid, with sources surrounding the businessman confirming that an offer is being readied by Ek.

However, reports suggest that Stan Kroenke and KSE will reject ‘any new offer’ from Ek.

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Flamini reveals Arsenal frustrations

Mathieu Flamini has opened up on his ‘frustration’ at watching Arsenal recently.

The Gunners suffered a poor 2020/21 campaign, with no trophies to their name, and an eighth-place finish in the Premier League table – meaning no European football next campaign.

Flamini, when speaking to the Evening Standard, has revealed that he still follows his old club – who he represented over two different spells – but has been annoyed by what he’s seen.

“Obviously, you are happy when things go well and you’re a bit disappointed and frustrated when things don’t go well,” he said.

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“I have been following the season, the games, the ups and downs like every fan. I am not just part of the family; I am now also a fan because I have to live it from outside.

“There is frustration and I understand that. Myself, I am frustrated because once you are a fan, once you love the club, once you are part of the family, we all want it to be successful.

“Obviously, it hurts me when we are not in the Champions League, the Europa League and we are fighting for a place in the Premier League that should not be ours.”





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