Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has declared that the Gunners must undergo a modification in ownership in order to restore the club’s winning DNA
The north London attire remains in chaos, with fans staging demonstrations against owner Stan Kroenke, and Spotify owner Daniel Ek openly mentioning his ambitions to buy the club which he claims to support.
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Kroenke has already rejected one takeover quote from Ek in current weeks, but
the Swede remains undeterred and is calling on the owner to have a change of heart.
Arsenal legend Vieira agrees it is time for Kroenke to sell the club after 10 years at the helm, and has actually backed Ek in an interview with the Daily Mail to be the man to’ bring joy back’ to the Gunners.
The Frenchman is the 3rd Gunners legend to speak out in favour of Ek, after Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp both supported the entrepreneur’s dreams of restoring Arsenal to the top of English football.
Here’s everything Vieira had to say about the proposed takeover, the present owners
” After the time that I invested with Daniel, I personally think it’s time for a modification of ownership and I believe he is the ideal person to bring joy back to this football club.
” What is occurring to this club at the moment is bigger than Dennis, Thierry or myself. We are concerned about how can we help Daniel, because we strongly believe he can take it
to a various level. ” The priority is to offer the club back its DNA and what it should have.
” Daniel can be the right person to revive this union that you used to have at this club in between the fans, gamers and the ownership. I found him to be someone who knew a lot about Arsenal, liked Arsenal and was a true Arsenal fan.
” I discovered someone who actually wished to develop something simple around the fans. That is something that pressed us to support him.”
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” The fans will become part of this club. That is something that has to be a top priority. When you take a look at Arsenal in the last couple of years and the gap that exists in between the Kroenkes and the fans
” He’s prepared to invest to make this club effective however it’s not to get a gamer for ₤ 300m and after that awaiting him to make a distinction. It’s about building a team. “sport/Fulham-v-Arsenal-9474a55d53d7241397966b5ea50b0cef.jpg 1x
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” Through the years, Arsenal has actually lost this type of identity. Individuals now understand that in losing Arsene, they lost more than a supervisor or coach. Arsene had an enormous influence on Arsenal in every department. Since he left [in 2018] perhaps there wasn’t the best individuals to fill all the positions that Arsene was doing.
” They brought a scouting guy [Sven Mislintat] from Germany who remained a little bit. They brought this sort of CEO or sporting director [Raul Sanllehi] from Spain who didn’t stay very long.
like developing a home. You want to construct a house on solid foundations. That is the most significant issue in the last couple of years at Arsenal. “
” I want the chairman, the players, the fans included. The number of times did the Kroenkes go to a video game to enjoy Arsenal play? I don’t have the response but that is a concern I wish to understand. The number of times have they been to see the players? How many times have they consulted with the fans? The response will tell you how huge the space is in between them and the fans.”