Following the failed attempt at forming a breakaway ‘European Super League’, of which Arsenal were a part, there were (and still are) many club supporters who want Stan and Josh Kroenke, the owners, gone from the club. Further more, reports broke of Daniel Ek, a co-founder of Spotify, leading a group preparing a bid to buy Arsenal off the Kroenkes.
The current owners felt the need to react and clarify their position in this matter.
“In recent days we have noted media speculation regarding a potential takeover bid for Arsenal Football Club,” their statement read. “We remain 100% committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club. We have not received any offer and would not entertain any offer.
“Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.”
Obviously, the father and the son have no intention of selling the club, which will have been a disappointment to those who had been hoping for a change in ownership. They’ve also pointed out that they’re covering the club’s debts which will this year exceed £100 million, and they’ve promised to back manager Mikel Arteta heavily in the upcoming summer transfer window.
However, it’s not over yet. According to The Guardian, Ek and his group are still determined to test the resolve of the Kroenkes with an offer.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are set to face Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals. Should they go on to win the competition, much of their failure in the Premier League this term will likely be widely forgiven, given that the long-standing aim of returning to the Champions League would in this way be achieved.