Arsenal deny receiving takeover offer from Daniel Ek as Spotify owner teams up with legends Henry and Bergkamp

ARSENAL have denied receiving a takeover approach from the club legend consortium led by Spotify founder Daniel Ek.

The Swedish billionaire, 38, has claimed to be formulating a £1.8million bid to buy the Premier League side from unpopular owner Stan Kroenke.

Fan protests against the American have escalated since the Gunners' attempt to join the doomed European Super League.

Arsenal supporter Ek promptly announced his intention to buy the club with the help of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.

But a spokesperson for the North London outfit has denied receiving any official approach.

Kroenke Sports Entertainment insist they have no intention of letting the club go despite the fan fury.

Speaking earlier this month on Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Henry asserted Ek's plan was going ahead.

He said: "It is true.

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"Daniel is an Arsenal fan. He did not say it for any publicity, he has been an Arsenal fan for a very long time.

"He approached us, we listened to him. And we knew, first and foremost, that he wanted to involve the fans."

Ek has also taken part in talks with the Arsenal Supporters' Trust (AST), who described the meeting as 'very welcome'.

A statement read: "The AST welcomed a recent approach from Daniel Ek and his consortium partners Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira, and that they said meeting us was a priority for them.

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"A constructive meeting was held and we were encouraged to hear their commitment to making the role of fans central to their proposals.

"This is very welcome and we look forward to further dialogue.  

"We will engage with anyone who has a serious proposal as it is important any current or future owner is aware of the importance of working with fans.

"We also continue to seek a constructive and meaningful dialogue with Stan and Josh Kroenke."

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