London: Thierry Henry (Pixel) Arsenal supporters warned of a possible takeover Spotify Co-founder Daniel Eck could take a “very long time” as the club’s historic goalscorer confirmed his role in the show.
Eck has announced his desire to buy the struggling Premier League giants in the wake of fan protests against Arsenal’s involvement in the failed Europa League project.
However, US billionaire owner Stan Cronke insisted he had no intention of selling Arsenal.
Henry’s former teammates and Arsenal legends Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are also part of an advisory group for an EIC takeover bid.
Henry said, “He approached us, and we listened to him.” Sky Sports. “When we knew first and foremost that he wanted to engage the fans, we actually met with the confidence of the Arsenal fans and told them what we wanted to do – bring them back.
“He wants to re-enter Arsenal’s DNA, an identity that has long since disappeared.
“You don’t have Arsenal folks out there among the board who can sometimes show the right direction and that’s what Daniel wants.
“He actually said he’s raising money so he can make sure he can put on a good show. Now it’s clear that they need to listen and see what they can do.”
Last week, Kroenke, through his company Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, issued a statement saying that he would “not accept” any offer.
“The acquisition process will be very long and it will not be easy if it takes place,” Henry added.
“Daniel isn’t going away, he’s going to be there waiting to see if they want to sell, it’s going to take a long time.”
Kronke was the biggest shareholder in Arsenal in a decade and took full control of the club by buying the stake of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov in 2018.
On the field, the club’s performance declined significantly during his reign.
Henry, 43, was still at the height of his career the last time Arsenal won the Premier League in 2003/04 and missed fourth place in the Premier League for a fifth consecutive season. – France Press agency