Formal Arsenal bid ‘expected within fortnight’ from legends and Spotify’s Ek

Arsenal are set to receive a formal offer from club legends and Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek, which should be 'expected within a fortnight'.

The Swedish billionaire, who has supported the Gunners his whole life, expressed his desire to buy the club as fans protested against their owners, the Kroenkes, following the European Super League fallout.

Writing on Twitter on Friday, the 38-year-old said: “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember. If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”

With a value of £3.4bn according to Forbes , Ek has the wealth to contend with the prospect of buying a Premier League side.

And Stan Kroenke, who first bought shares in north London in 2007 to become a current 90 per-cent owner, would reportedly consider a £2bn offer.

And ESPN have reported that the Spotify co-founder will be making a formal bid with three Arsenal legends.

Sources have said that the Swede is working with Thierry Henry, who was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame on Monday, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.

All three of the former players were part of the team to win the last title, coming in the 2003/04 season with an Invincible campaign.

And the report states that they are not looking to waste time, with an offer set to be tabled ‘within the next two weeks’.

While they may face a tough negotiation with the Kroenkes, the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have supported Ek’s consortium.

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  • The organisation tweeted they “will support any potential purchaser who will allow fans to own a real equity stake and give fans a meaningful say in how our club is run”.

    Supporters have also called for former player Mathieu Flamini, who has made a huge amount of money as a partner of a “clean energy” business, to be part of the consortium.

    But sources say that the Italian is not part of the consortium.

    This move comes despite Josh Kroenke’s statement in a fan Q&A that the owners have “no intention of selling”.

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