Campbell stunned by 'crazy thing' after 'encouraging' Arsenal takeover development
Kevin Campbell has hailed Daniel Ek’s takeover consortium for reaching out to Arsenal fans ahead of a potential bid.
The former Gunners hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted Ek faces a different challenge if he is successful with his takeover bid.
The Arsenal Supporters Trust have announced they held a meeting with the takeover group and were ‘encouraged’ by what they heard.
Swedish billionaire Ek has detailed his intention to buy Arsenal and has the backing of club icons Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.
Sky Sports claim that Ek, 38, is preparing to submit an offer in the region of £1.8billion in the near future.
Campbell claims Ek and the three legends can talk until they are blue in the face but until they own the club they can’t affect anything.
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“It’s great for the fans that he’s being so open with them,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He’s having dialogue with them. But he’s not the owner. He can say all of this, ‘I’m going to do this and that’.
“He can talk until he’s blue in the face. When you own it, it’s a different story. But he doesn’t own it yet.
“There have been protests, the fans want the owner out. But we still expect him [Stan Kroenke] to do the right thing. This is the crazy thing about football.
“Despite all of this, we need Kroenke to do the right thing for the club.”
Arsenal kept their European hopes alive with a 3-1 win over West Brom on Sunday evening.
Mikel Arteta’s side face Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brighton before the of the season.