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Kroenke responds to Arsenal takeover attempts

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The son of club owner, Stan Kroenke, has issued a firm response to Daniel Ek’s continued attempts to buy Arsenal.

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has reiterated that the club is not for sale and told fans ‘we are just getting started’.

Spotify co-founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, had an offer worth £1.8 billion to buy Arsenal from its current owner, Stan Kroenke, rejected. The Swede, however, insists the offer is still on the table. Gunners legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira have backed his proposed takeover.

Henry even recently claimed that Ek ‘is here to stay’, although Josh Kroenke is relaxed about the situation.

“We get bids for the club all the time, from many parties around the world and that speaks to the strength of the Arsenal,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s a wonderful institution. Arsenal Football Club is a global brand and my only response to anything is the club is not for sale, we’re just getting started.

“We’ve only really owned the club since 2018. We have a young manager [Mikel Arteta], we have a young squad and we’re charting our path to the future.

“In the United States, we have a certain model [used at other organizations run by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment] and we’re implementing that here, and we have over the last three years, which is, young players, talented players with the right mentality, let them grow together while continuing to sprinkle in talent throughout the squad.

“Eventually it grows into something very special. The power of continuity behind the scenes and people working together and pulling in the same direction is an underrated aspect of pro sports.

“With the power of continuity and allowing this group to grow together, special times are ahead for this club.”

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