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Arsene Wenger has suggested he would be prepared to join a potential Arsenal takeover bid alongside Spotify chief Daniel Ek and three of his former players.
The Telegraph are reporting that Ek, who is worth an estimated £3.5billion, is plotting an audacious swoop to buy the Gunners with Invincibles heroes Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp.
Current owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have released a statement insisting they have no intention of selling up anytime soon, but it remains to be seen whether Ek and co test their resolve with an official offer.
And amid talk of a potential takeover in north London, former Arsenal manager Wenger has said he is prepared to help his old side “in any way”.
“I would say I like the fact that former people of the club run the club,” the Frenchman said on beIN SPORTS.
“Basically you have two examples in the football world – former players who run the club like Bayern [Munich], or big investors who buy a club like Man City.
“I personally, because I'm a football man, I like the fact that former Arsenal players take over and give advice.
“For the project, I prefer personally… the best deals I made were when nobody knew about it and you come out and it's done. When you announce things, you have a mountain to climb after. Nobody wants to give in.
“It's easier always when you do your deals, when it's done you come out and [announce it].
“Look, I will always support Arsenal. If I can help Arsenal I will do it in any way. That's my answer.
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“If not, I am happy in my life.
“I think the fans give me credit that I always put Arsenal first. I sacrificed many of the best years of my life in my career to help the club get out of building the new stadium without any money from anybody.
“We didn't go out and say we needed money, we did it with the quality of our work and we remained at the top.
“Yes, I was criticised, you have to accept that when you're in a public job. I don't think anyone would question the fact that I did it genuinely with desire to do what is best for the club.
“Afterwards, I made mistakes, I don't deny that.”
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