Thierry Henry explained to Arsenal fans the two main things Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek wants to bring back to the club.
Ek recently tweeted his interest in making a bid to buy Arsenal at night, fans demonstrated outside Emirates Stadium against current owner Stan Kroenke. However, Kroenke, through his company Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, has since said he has no interest in selling – but Ek continues to move forward with his plans.
He has old Arsenal Players Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira – along with Henry – supporting his candidacy and the club’s all-time top scorer explained how the trio got involved.
“It’s true” he said Sky Sports of its involvement in a possible takeover bid.
“Daniel is an Arsenal fan – he didn’t say that for the publicity, he’s been an Arsenal fan for a long time.”
Henry then insisted that the bid had not developed due to dissatisfaction with performances or a lack of success on the pitch.
“It took a long time for Liverpool to win a trophy. But along the way, they never lost their identity, they always stayed together, ”he added.
“This is what we want to bring back, this DNA and this identity. If you had fans on set, the Super League would never have happened.
“Everyone is trying to chase Manchester City right now, it won’t be easy, but it’s not just about what’s going on on the pitch, but also what’s going on off the pitch and the fans aren’t. are not happy there. “
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River Plate urges Arsenal to move
Meanwhile, Argentina club River Plate want Arsenal to do everything in their power to sign Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez this summer as they will benefit from the transfer.
The Gunners have been linked with a summer roundup for the defensive midfielder valued at around € 80million. The figure would represent a huge profit for Betis, who signed the 27-year-old for just € 3million in January 2020. The Spanish club’s “delicate financial situation” has been cited as the reason he may well be sold.
And it is despite Rodriguez insisting in March that he is happy with life at the Benito Villamarin stadium.
“I am very happy. I have arrived and there has been a month or two with a strange situation for everyone with the issue of confinement,” he said. “But the truth is that I am very happy in Seville, with the city, the weather, at the club. I am very happy. “
Sports stadium (via Sport witness) suggest that “everything indicates”, Arsenal will increase their interest at some point. And River Plate will ‘ally’ with Arsenal if they choose to try to buy the Argentina international in the offseason.
This is because they will pay part of the transfer fees involved due to the possession of the player’s training rights. We don’t say how much they could earn and we don’t expect that to be a huge number.
Reduce the costs of Guido Rodriguez on the cards
Betis have inserted a € 80million release clause into the South American contract. However, the current pandemic means everything is negotiable as clubs seek to do whatever they can to help stay afloat.
The people of North London will undoubtedly offer a lot less if they bid this summer. And it just might be a busy time for the Club America star’s former agent.
It is believed Betis will not agree to anything less than € 50million for the midfielder manager. This reduced figure could also tempt Liverpool, who have been linked in the last few months.