We’re right here to remain


Dennis Bergkamp has stated the consortium led by Spotify Daniel Ek has not given up on their tried takeover of Arsenal.

Ek approached Bergkamp together with two different membership legends — Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira — to assist formulate a proposal value round £1.8 billion which was rejected by house owners Kroenke Sports activities Enterprises.

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KSE proceed to publicly insist they’ve little interest in promoting the membership and won’t contemplate any provides regardless of ongoing hostility from supporters in direction of their possession, with one other protest deliberate forward of Sunday’s remaining Premier League dwelling sport towards Brighton.

However Bergkamp advised Dutch web site VI: “We can not drive anybody to promote. I’ve understood that Daniel, other than his provide, has reached out twice to Josh Kroenke and his bankers.

“Regardless of the intentions of Kroenke, it will be good to no less than have talks collectively. Within the curiosity of the membership. However no matter occurs, Daniel just isn’t a quitter and so are we as soccer guys. We’re right here to remain.

“The unusual factor is that we can not think about how the present gamers should really feel, as a result of we’ve all the time performed for the title. We all know how the followers are feeling. We had a gathering with a delegation of followers. We will really feel they’re getting extra enthusiastic as properly. That very stimulating.”

Bergkamp, who scored 87 objectives in 315 league appearances for Arsenal and was a part of their “Invincibles” group of 2003-04, believes the membership want a change of possession to arrest their decline, now dealing with a fifth season with out Champions League soccer.

“Similar to Patrick and Thierry I do not acknowledge the Arsenal of my time,” he added. “Within the DNA of Arsenal there’s a ambition to play for silverware, to by no means settle for any type of give up. That mentality has slowly disappeared.

“I really feel there’s a little bit of resignation concerning the present scenario and that’s worrying. Like its regular for the membership, contemplating the monetary variations, to play in the course of the desk. That is not Arsenal. The DNA of Arsenal should be restored.

“It’s a must to start on the prime. That is why this takeover is essential. Arsenal can go additional with an proprietor that will get a soccer membership is not simply any type of an organization. It would not matter how a lot cash there may be in English soccer, Arsenal is and all the time might be a soccer membership.”



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