Thierry Henry has been speaking on the most recent instalment of The Sky Sports Football Podcast, where he provided an update on Arsenal’s proposed takeover.
Arsenal’s attempt to join the failed European Super League proved to be the final straw for large sections of the club’s supporters who feel the Kroenke’s have mismanaged the capital club during their tenure.
Spotify founder and owner Daniel Ek recently tweeted his desire to buy the 13-time English champions and quickly got Arsenal heroes Denis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira and Henry on board, and the former France striker disclosed what stage the potential takeover is currently at.
He said: (19:58) “He approached us, we listened to him. When we knew first and foremost that he wanted to involve the fans and exactly what we talked about, we actually met the Arsenal Supporters Trust and told them what we wanted to do.
“Bring them back on-board, being part of the meetings, knowing what’s happening, because you need to put the DNA back into the club.
Dave Jones asked: “Having the golden share that you’re talking about?”
Henry replied: “The golden share that I’m talking about, but he wants to re-inject the Arsenal DNA, the identity that I think, for me, is long gone. You don’t have Arsenal people there amongst the board, sometimes that can maybe show the right direction.
“That’s what Daniel wants to do. He already, I give you something, he already reached out. He already said himself that he put, you know, the funds, collected the funds to make sure that he can put a good bid.”
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Stan Kroenke has previously released a statement claiming that he will not sell his stake in the football club despite the protests against his ownership.
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However, that does not seem to have deterred Ek, Henry and the rest of the consortium looking to acquire the Gunners as the Frenchman confirmed on Monday Night Football.
Henry also went on to say the takeover process could go on for a ‘very long time,’ meaning no immediate solution is in sight, but Arsenal fans may take some hope from Henry’s recent update.