Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira will back Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek to launch bid to takeover the club.
According to Sky Sports, Ek, co-founder and chief executive of music streaming service Spotify, has enlisted three of Arsenal’s legendary ‘Invincibles’ to help him purchase the club from current owner Stan Kroenke.
Daniel Ek had first disclosed interest to buy Arsenal after fans took to Emirate stadium to protest the club’s involvement in the breakaway Euro Super League.
Ek is worth £3.38bn (€4.7bn), according to Forbes,and was named the most influential person in the music business by American magazine Billboard in 2017.
However, it is not yet known how much he is willing to bid for Arsenal. Recall that FrujuSports had previously reported that owners Stan and Josh Kroenke have emphatically said they would not be selling the premier league club.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer, Henry has heavily criticised the club’s current owners.
“I do not recognise my club and what happened just now, with them trying to join a league that would have been closed, makes no sense to me,” Henry told the Telegraph.
“They have been running the club like a company, not a football club, and they showed their hand.
“Maybe it’s a lack of understanding of the core football values and maybe the money was too big of a temptation. But whatever it was, they got it wrong. Badly wrong.
“I was genuinely shocked like most people and couldn’t believe what was unfolding.
“I have never talked before, but what happened recently made me realise fans, this is your club. It is your club and I’m an Arsenal fan too.
“I’m proud of what the fans achieved. Not just Arsenal fans, all the fans. The result was a victory for football.”