The manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has urged the club to move on from the failed takeover bid from Daniel Ek, the founder of a music streaming platform, Spotify.
The Swedish billionaire who is worth over 4 billion dollars attempted to buy Arsenal from the current owner of the club, Stan Kroenke but his £1.8 billion bid was rejected according to him.
Following reports today I want to correct the record with attached statement pic.twitter.com/CzfF0Y76K4— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) May 15, 2021
Due to the juicy proposition his offer came with especially the aspect which promised to involve the club’s fans in the running of the club, some supporters of the club craved for Daniel Ek to take over the running of the club.
Recall that the Swedish billionaire made his intention to buy Arsenal public during the period the club’s supporters were agitating against Stan Kroenke for signing up Arsenal for the failed European Super League.
The club’s supporters believed that the American businessman and his son, Josh who serves as the club’s director have not been doing much for the club in terms of investment in the club’s squad and involving the club’s supporters in the club’s decision-making process.
All these sentiments have divided the club’s supporters against the club and Mikel Arteta who captained the club during his playing days does not want things to continue that way.
The Spanish tactician believes that Arsenal would do better if all the factions against Arsenal reunite for the interest of the club who is on the verge of failing to qualify for European competition ahead of next season.
“For the benefit of the club, which I think is the only interest, we are aiming to get the unity and togetherness that we need to be back where we want”, Mikel Arteta said ahead of the club’s last league game of the season against Brighton which is scheduled to take place on May 23.
The London club needs to win the Premier League game to stand a chance of finishing strong on the league table. Mikel Arteta and his boys are currently on a winning run after winning their last four league games including their 1-0 win over Chelsea.
If they manage to beat Brighton on May 23, Arsenal who is currently on the 9th spot with 58 points in 37 games could climb as high as the 7th spot on the league table especially if the clubs above them – Everton and Tottenham fail to win their last league games.
Ahead of the dramatic last game of the season, Mikel Arteta admitted that things didn’t go as planned for him and Arsenal this season.
He said: “This is not where we want to be. We haven’t won a title. In the league, we have two more points than last season, but that is nowhere near what we wanted.
“The fact that we don’t have a title makes it really difficult to see more positives.”