The excitement level around the Emirates is through the roof at the moment. Stan Kroenke’s position as Arsenal owner is in question with Daniel Ek admittedly ready to attempt a takeover.
Gooners around the world are sick and tired of the Kroenkes. They’ve caused a lot of pain to Arsenal fans over the years and their decision to sign up for the European Super League was just one step too far.
Arsenal fans came out in numbers outside the Emirates last Friday and protested against the owners. The message there was loud and clear – we want Kroenke out!
Spotify billionaire Ek has made it clear that he wants to buy Arsenal and multiple reports have claimed that he is preparing an official bid which is set to be announced in the coming days.
Arsenal fans are beyond excited. We’ve never even come close to seeing Kroenke and co pack their bags and leave. It could really happen now and many feel that a owner who is also a fan could be a real game-changer.
However, Gary Lineker isn’t quite convinced. He has his concerns over another billionaire owner coming in and faring better than our current billionaire owner, which is fair.
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Lineker certainly has a point there. If a businessman invests over £2 billion of his hard-earned money into something, he will obviously want to get something in return. It will be a surprise if Ek is any different.
However, the issue Arsenal fans have with Kroenke isn’t just down to the finances. Yes, we’d love for our owner to invest more money into the club and help us get back to where we belong, but there are other things too.
The relationship between fans and the owners is extremely important. With the Kroenke’s, there’s nothing at the moment, and although Josh Kroenke recently promised to improve that, nobody knows if it will actually happen.
Ek may well be the same as Kroenke, but we’ll never know until he’s actually at the helm. Most of us feel that the Swede cannot possibly be worse than our current owners, but stranger things have happened in football, and Lineker may well end up being right.