Arsenal fans beg billionaire Spotify CEO to buy club after he sends message to Stan Kroenke on Twitter

The Spotify CEO has thrown his hat in the ring
The Spotify CEO has thrown his hat in the ring (Picture: Getty Images)

Spotify’s billionaire CEO, Daniel Ek, says he’d be happy to throw his hat in the ring to become Arsenal’s next owner should Stan Kroenke sell up.

Thousands of Gunners fans protested against Kroenke outside of the Emirates on Friday ahead of Mikel Arteta’s side’s Premier League clash against Everton.

Banners were held aloft instructing the American businessman to leave the club following Arsenal’s initial intentions to join a European Super League, although they ended up withdrawing that support along with the rest of the Premier League’s ‘big six’.

Aerial footage of Emirates stadium as fans protest

On Thursday, Josh Kroenke, son of Stan, insisted that KSE have no intentions of selling the club, but should they change their minds, Ek – a boyhood Arsenal fan – is willing to take over.

The Swedish entrepreneur is the co-founder and CEO of giant streaming service Spotify.

According to Forbes, as of APRIL 23, 2021, Ek is worth a massive $4.7 billion (£4.10 billion).

‘As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as long as I can remember,’ Ek wrote on Twitter.

‘If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.’

And Arsenal fans couldn’t hide their excitement at the prospect.

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