Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira in takeover bid with Spotify founder worth £3.4bn

SPOTIFY CEO Daniel Ek has teamed up with Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp in an attempt to take control of the club.

The Swedish billionaire – worth more than £3billion – signalled his intentions last week to buy his beloved club amid furious fan protests.

And SunSport understands he is preparing to test Stan Kroenke's resolve by making a takeover offer after forming an alliance with three Invincibles.

It is believed that Kroenke could be open to selling the North London giants for around £2bn.

Kronke, 73, is chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and joined the Arsenal board in 2008, three years before becoming majority shareholder.

Should Ek's offer be accepted by the American, then French duo Henry and Vieira as well as Dutch icon Bergkamp would return to the Emirates as part of the new set-up.

The quartet are looking to capitalise on the supporters' anger aimed at the Kroenke's after they were forced to pull out from the hated European Super League.

Furious supporters gathered en masse at the Emirates on Friday prior to their clash against Everton to call for Kroenke's departure.

And some fans even HUNG an effigy of Kroenke outside the stadium.

Ahead of the Premier League fixture against the Toffees, Ek took to social media where he revealed his plans to takeover Arsenal.


He tweeted: "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."

Ek launched Spotify in 2008, with the platform currently worth around £58bn.

Thierry Henry revealed over the weekend that he no longer recognises Arsenal as he hit out at KSE.

Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: "This club belongs to the fans, I love the club and I will support the club until I die.

"But I do not recognise my club and what happened just now, with them trying to join a league that would have been closed, makes no sense to me. 

“They have been running the club like a company, not a football club, and they showed their hand.

"Maybe it’s a lack of understanding of the core football values and maybe the money was too big of a temptation. But whatever it was, they got it wrong. Badly wrong.”

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