May 8, 2021

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Henry: Arsenal takeover becomes ‘long and not easy’


Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says that Spotify’s co-founder Daniel Eks’ proposed takeover of the club “will be long and not easy” and may not happen.

The 38-year-old Swedish billionaire declared his interest in buying Gunners, whom he has supported since he was eight, in the wake of the collapse of the European Super League two weeks ago.

There has been growing fan frustration directed at Kroenkes in recent times, which was recently sprayed over in the middle of the European Super League saga.

Speaking about Sky Sports’ Monday night football, Henry said that Ek had contacted Stan Kroenke and is expected to make a bid of 1.8 billion. £ to buy Arsenal this week.

Ek has backing from Arsenal greats like Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, ​​but it remains to be seen whether Kroenke will listen to or consider the offer.

“I think it’s going to be long and not easy – if it ever happens,” Henry said.

“One thing I want to repeat is that Daniel is not moving away, he will be there waiting to see if they will sell.

“It will take a very long time, we know what we want to do, but first and foremost we need to make sure we can take over if they listen.”

Henry said Ek had approached him among other former Arsenal players with a view to recovering the club’s DNA.

“He approached us, we listened to him,” Henry said. “When we first knew he wanted to involve the fans, we actually met the confidence of the Arsenal fans and told them what we wanted to do.

“We want to bring them back on board, be a part of the meetings and know what’s going on because you need to put the DNA back in the club.

“But he wants to reject the Arsenal DNA, the identity that for me is long gone. You do not have Arsenal people there on the board who can point in the right direction. ”