The Kroenke family have ruled out selling Arsenal after it emerged that the Spotify owner, Daniel Ek, is preparing a bid to buy the club with assistance from Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.
On Wednesday Ek is expected to speak publicly for the first time about his interest in Arsenal, as part of an interview with CNBC about Spotify. The Kroenkes pre-empted that on Tuesday with a statement that reinforced the message given to a fans’ forum last week amid anger over the Super League episode.
In recent days we have noted media speculation regarding a potential takeover bid for Arsenal Football Club,” they said. “We remain 100% 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.
“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. Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.”
Thousands of Arsenal fans protested against the owners before last Friday’s home defeat by Everton.