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Patrick Vieira says Daniel Ek will ‘definitely try again’ to buy Arsenal

Patrick Vieira has claimed that Daniel Ek is not done with his attempt to take over Arsenal.

Speaking on the ITV Football podcast, the Invincible revealed that the Spotify owner will try again to buy the Gunners from Stan Kroenke.

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Vieira also claimed that Ek would be a fantastic owner due to his support and commitment for the club.

The Kroenke’s have been heavily criticised since taking full ownership of Arsenal in 2018. Yet fan outrage has ramped up in recent weeks in light of the now defuncted European Super League.

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Since then, Ek has had one takeover bid rejected by the American businessman as reported by the Guardian.

Vieira confident of Ek takeover plan

Vieira is confident, though, that the Swedish billionaire will make a second attempt to buy Arsenal. The former French international said: “He’s definitely going to try again. He is going to be there for quite a long time. He’s a massive Arsenal fan.

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“And talking to him a couple of times his desire and his commitment to Arsenal football club will be fantastic.

“Obviously, if the club is not for sale there is nothing that he can do but he’s going to be there and he’s going to wait and he wants to buy the club.”

TBR View: Drawn-out process could work in Ek’s favour

Ek having his first bid rejected by Kroenke was almost a guarantee. Yet this update from Vieira is a positive sign as to how the Spotify owner is approaching his takeover attempt of Arsenal.

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Playing the long game, and taking the process public, could act as a tactic to grind the Kroenke’s down into selling Arsenal.

And for Ek, this will work highly in his favour. Particularly since the majority of supporters at the club are keen to see the Swede become the new owner of the Gunners.

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