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Daniel Ek says he made a formal offer for Arsenal Football Club this week and explained how the Kroenke family has responded to the bid. On Saturday, Daniel Ek felt the need to post a statement on Twitter to dispel the rumours that he hadn’t followed up on his promise to make a bid for Arsenal Football Club.
The statement read, “Inaccurate reports emerged today saying I have not made a bid for Arsenal Football Club. I think it’s important to correct the record – this week an offer was made to both Josh Kroenke and their bankers that included fan ownership, representation at the board and a golden share for the supporters. They replied that they don’t need the money. I respect their decision but remain interested and available should that situation ever change.”
Various outlets had reported earlier this month that Ek would make a bid for Arsenal, with Thierry Henry confirming the plan as he backed the takeover plan alongside Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira. Ek also met with the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust to assure them of plans to make the role of fans central to their proposals.