Stan Kroenke will not sell Arsenal unless he is presented with ‘one hell of a deal’ as takeover rumours persist.
That’s according to former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the future of Arsenal.
Swedish billionaire Daniel 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.
However, a statement signed by Kroenke and his son Josh, released this week said, “We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer[for Arsenal].” [BBC]
McAvennie admits the deal sounds too good to be true as Kroenke won’t sell to someone based purely on who is supporting them.
“Too good to be true? Yeah but, wow, it sounds absolutely spot on for Arsenal fans,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“The three of them [Henry, Bergkamp, Vieria] absolutely love the club but I don’t see Kroenke selling it to be honest with you.
“He’s a businessman, selling to a big Arsenal supporter won’t come into his thinking. It will need to be one hell of a deal for him to sell up.
“No disrespect to the Arsenal fans, all the shouting in the world is not going to help, look at Mike Ashley up in Newcastle, they [owners] don’t have to move.
“Unless there’s a big offer, it will have to be more than what the club is worth because Kroenke does not want to sell.”
Ek claimed to be a life long Arsenal fan when he announced his interest in buying the club via Twitter last week.
Kroenke first became involved in Arsenal in 2007 and gradually bought more shares in the club until he became the sole owner in 2018.