The Swedish Spotify co-founder who needs to purchase Arsenal watched on with document goalscorer Henry because the Gunners blew Spurs away within the first half on the Emirates Stadium
Daniel Ek, the Swedish billionaire who needs to purchase Arsenal was in attendance on the Emirates Stadium to observe his beloved Gunners of their north London derby victory over bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
And he was in good firm in his seat, as he was pictured subsequent to membership legend and document goalscorer Thierry Henry, who was carrying a retro Arsenal shirt as he took within the 3-1 dwelling victory.
It is the primary time Ek has been noticed within the stands since a takeover strategy was turned down by the membership’s present house owners Kroenke Sports activities Enterprises (KSE).
Gunners followers may have been to see he was with Henry, contemplating the legendary French striker confirmed again in Could that he and different membership legends had been approached by the Spotify co-founder, who requested them to be a part of his takeover bid.
“He approached us, we listened to him,” Henry stated on Sky Sports activities’ Monday Night time Soccer.
Three years after first revealing to the world that he’s an Arsenal fan, Ek introduced his need to purchase the membership from KSE after the house owners had been caught up within the furore surrounding the proposed European Tremendous League.
Amid a sea of concern together with protests in opposition to Stan Kroenke on the stadium, the music streaming pioneer took to Twitter to make his curiosity public.
“As a child rising up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal so long as I can bear in mind,” he wrote.
“If KSE wish to promote Arsenal I might be glad to throw my hat within the ring.”
The house owners issued a press release during which they stated they’d little interest in promoting the membership, however Ek doubled down and stated he was making ready a suggestion.
KSE later stated that no provide had been acquired for the membership, however the Swede disputed this publicly.
“Inaccurate experiences emerged at this time saying I’ve not made a bid for Arsenal Soccer Membership,” Ek stated, once more speaking by social media.
“I feel it is vital to right the document – this week a suggestion was made to each Josh Kroenke and their bankers that included fan possession, illustration at board and a golden share for the supporter.
“They replied that they don’t want the cash.
“I stay ought to that state of affairs ever change.”
Henry confirmed that it was Ek’s pledge to have the supporters concerned within the golf equipment possession which piqued his curiosity, together with fellow membership legends Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.
He stated: “After we knew at the start that he needed to contain the followers, precisely what we talked about, we truly met the Arsenal Supporters’ Belief and instructed them what we needed to do – carry them again on board, being a part of the conferences, understanding what’s taking place, as a result of you have to put the DNA again into the membership.
“The golden share that I am speaking about.”