Daniel Ek to attempt Arsenal takeover “again” as Patrick Vieira offers fans hope

Former Arsenal captain, Patrick Vieira, has revealed that Spotify's co-founder, Daniel Ek, will launch a second bid in an attempt to takeover the Gunners.

Vieira called North London home for nine years before he moved on to Juventus in 2005 – and during that time, he was a key part of Arsene Wenger's invincibles.

Following the fallout of the European Super League, Ek tabled a bid for the Gunners – alongside a consortium of former players that including Vieira.

However, Ek confirmed his bid was rejected by current owner Stan Kroenke, but Vieira is confident that Ek will launch a second bid.

“He's definitely going to try again," Vieira revealed to the ITV Football Podcast when asked about the proposed takeover.

“He is going to be there for quite a long time. He's a massive Arsenal fan. 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.

“I think it will be really important because Arsenal is in a critical moment. For me, it is the right time for him to do his maximum or to do what is possible to buy the club, to convince the country to buy the club.”

Arsenal fans have been vocal about their opinion on their current ownership, with numerous protests occurring outside of the Emirates.

And Vieira shares the sentiment with the fans: "In the last couple of years, I believe that the club didn't take the right direction.

"And I think it is time for a change. If the change doesn't happen, I believe that Arsenal will be in a difficult position."

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