Arsenal concept kit with Spotify sponsor re-emerges five years later

An Arsenal concept kit from five years ago, with Spotify as the sponsor, has reemerged online.

The image has resurfaced among rumours that Spotify's co-founder Daniel Ek is interested in buying Arsenal alongside a consortium.

Ek's bid to takeover the Gunners comes just a week after the European Super League fiasco, and protests outside the Emirates over current owner Stan Kroenke.

The concept kit, which was created by @calciocreations on Instagram, was posted on Instagram way back in 2016, and shares several eerie similarities to the present day.

Beyond the Spotify sponsor, the branding is also by Adidas – who took over from Puma in 2019, three years after the image was shared.

Even if Ek's takeover bid goes through, it's unlikely we will see Spotify on the front of an Arsenal kit anytime soon.

Arsenal's Fly Emirates sponsorship doesn't run out until 2023/24, and with the Emirates sponsorship on the stadium running until 2028, it will likely be extended.

However, Arsenal's deal with Visit Rwanda is up in the summer; so we could see Spotify's iconic green logo on the sleeve.

Ek is reportedly set to front a consortium with Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira to meet Kroenke's £2bn valuation of the side.

The Swede – who "eats, sleeps, and breathes Arsenal" – could launch his takeover bid in the 'coming days'.

Gunners fans have been protesting Kroenke since last week following the announcement of Arsenal's involvement in the European Super League.

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