A new report has emerged claiming the Kroenke family are ready to sell Arsenal for the right price.
Following the European Super League fiasco, Stan Kroenke’s future as owner of Arsenal football club has been under a cloud.
The American billionaire’s decision to sign Arsenal up as a founder for the aborted European Super League has left his relationship with the club’s fanbase damaged beyond repair.
Thousands of the club’s supporters recently gathered outside the Emirates to stage a protest. There are even plans for a second one in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal.
Despite these actions, Kroenke and his son, Josh, have affirmed they won’t entertain offers for Arsenal.
Public statement from Stan & Josh Kroenke:
“We remain 100 per cent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club. We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer.” pic.twitter.com/rDOme7dFmN
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) April 27, 2021
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has also claimed the under-fire owners have shown ‘commitment’ and ‘ambition’ for the club.
This stance came amid ‘very serious’ interest in a takeover bid from Daniel Ek. The co-founder and CEO of music streaming service Spotify claims to have ‘secured the funds’ to buy out the Kroenke family.
He also reportedly has the endorsement of club legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira.
🗣"I want to bring the club back to its glory, I'm very serious, I've secured the funds."
Daniel Ek says he is very serious and has the funds to secure a takeover of Arsenal pic.twitter.com/jqrpRRTCI7
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 28, 2021
Now the Daily Mail claims that Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has Arsenal up for sale. In fact, the 13-time English champions have technically been on the market for the last two years.
Following an approach from an international financial consortium, KSE told the interested party they would entertain offers of around £1.7 billion.
No deal was obviously made, of course, but it proved that even Kroenke has a price.