Arsenal takeover: Thierry Henry reiterates Spotify owner Daniel Ek is 'here to stay' as potential new owner

Sky Sports has been informed by Thierry Henry that Daniel Ek is still fully committed to Arsenal's purchase, but that the Kroenke family have yet to respond.
Ek was there to see Arsenal's win over Tottenham 3-1 on Super Sunday. Stan Kroenke received a letter from Ek in May, and he made a bid for the north London club of 1.8bn that is still on the table.

The Spotify owner is certain Kroenke will hear the offer, which he considers compelling. He has the full support of Henry as well as fellow Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira & Dennis Bergkamp.

Henry, who was awarded four major trophies, including two Premier League titles, said there is no conversation at the moment, but is determined to reach an agreement regardless of the Kroenkes' position that the club isn't for sale.

Image: Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp joined Dennis Bergkamp to back Ek's bid for Arsenal.

Henry said Monday Night Football that "To get there, you have to have someone respond on both sides." It hasn't happened yet but we and him are here to stay.

"So, let us see what happens. We are happy with yesterday's win for now.

"There is no dialogue at the moment, and I believe it will be a long process. This is what I said the last time I was on this show in May. It's not clear how long it will take.

"But we are here for the long haul."

Henry stated previously that Ek's priority was to reestablish Arsenal’s identity, which Henry feels has been lost under Kroenkes. He did this by handing power back and introducing people who are familiar with the club's traditions into the board.

Arsenal's greatest scorer, Arsenal's Arsenal, has talked about the possibility of using a "golden share" scheme. This could allow supporter groups to refuse board decisions.

Henry spoke to Sky Sports in May and stated that he knew that many people were interested to hear more about the takeover.

Image: Daniel Ek (co-founder and CEO of Spotify), says he is an Arsenal fan since childhood

It is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan. He didn't do it to get publicity. He has been an Arsenal fan for many years.

"He already - he'll give me something - reached out to the Kroenkes and already stated that he had the funds to ensure that he could put in a good offer.

"They must now listen. Many people have been shouting that they want the owner fired. We want to find a way to involve the fans and get the club's DNA back.

"There must be a discussion but he reached out."

He said, "I believe it will be long and difficult - if ever it does happen. One thing I want to emphasize is that Daniel won't be moving away. He will still be there for them to decide if they wish to sell.

"That will take a long time. We know what we want, but we first need to ensure that we are able to take over, if they listen."