Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek failed with his big-money attempt to buy Arsenal earlier this year, but it looks like he isn’t going anywhere.
The Spotify tycoon tabled a £1.8 billion offer to buy the club he has supported since he was a kid. Stan Kroenke and KSE didn’t think twice about the bid and told the Swede that they weren’t interested.
Ek and the Arsenal legends he has teamed up with made it absolutely clear that they weren’t going to give up. If a latest report is to be believed, they weren’t lying.
The Daily Mail have revealed that Ek is readying a mammoth bid of over £2 billion to convince the Kroenkes to sell Arsenal. It is claimed that insiders at the Emirates are expecting the offer to come in imminently, but it’s unclear if our current owners will change their stance.
Ek revealed after his first unsuccessful attempt that the Kroenkes told him that they didn’t need the money. An extra £300 million will surely test their resolve, but it’s difficult to imagine them accepting the Swede’s new offer.
The Insider’s View:
Every Arsenal fan on the planet would love to see a supporter own our club, but it’s not that easy, is it? The Kroenkes have made it clear that they’re here to stay, and it will take a mammoth bid for Ek to change their stance.
The good thing about the whole situation, even if Ek’s second bid is rejected, is that the Kroenkes will constantly be under pressure to invest in the club to help take us back to where we belong.
Any slacking from our current owners will surely spark outrage among supporters, and Ek will be waiting on the wings to take advantage of the situation.
The summer transfer window will be a huge test for the Kroenkes. Investing in the squad will appease the fans to a certain extent, but if it’s the same old story again in the next two months, the protests outside the Emirates will be bigger than ever.