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Thierry Henry says Daniel Ek remains committed to Arsenal acquisition

By | Published on Tuesday 28 September 2021

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Thierry Henry says that Daniel Ek remains committed to his efforts to buy Arsenal football club. This follows a sighting of the pair together at Sunday’s match between the team and rivals Tottenham.

Appearing on the Sky Sports show ‘Monday Night Football’ last night, Henry said: “To be able to [agree a deal], you need to have someone respond on the other side. It hasn’t happened yet, but we and [Ek are] 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 [with current club owner Kroenke Sports & Entertainment] 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”.

It emerged earlier this year, of course, that Ek was working on a bid to acquire the club alongside Henry and two other former Arsenal players, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira. A bid worth a reported £1.8 billion was presented to the Kroenke family in May, but was rejected – Ek saying that he’d been told that they “don’t need the money”.

Under the Kroenke’s leadership, many fans feel that Arsenal has lost its identity, and that supporters of the club are no longer listened to. A big part of Ek’s plan is apparently to give fans more of a say in the direction of the club.