Spotify CEO tries to buy soccer club Arsenal

Daniel Ek, the founder and CEO of Spotify, made an offer to buy Premiere League club Arsenal from its current owners, a takeover bid that is likely to be drawn out.

That's according to former Arsenal star Thierry Henry, who said the Swedish billionaire reached out to the Stan Kroenke family to make an offer.

Forbes reported that Ek said he had secured the $2.8 billion needed to buy Arsenal, and that team greats Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira backed the bid.

In response to Ek’s initial interest, Kroenke and his son and director Josh put out a joint statement saying they remain "100% committed to Arsenal" and were not interested in selling a stake in the club.

Henry meanwhile told Sky Sports that the family needs to listen to the offer, adding quote: “...a lot of people have been screaming that they want the owner out. We are trying to offer a solution involving the fans and getting the DNA of the club back.”

Arsenal is among six English clubs who signed up for the proposed European Super League project before withdrawing amid a storm of protest from fans, players and the British government.

The club is ninth in the Premier League standings and in the semi-finals of the Europa League.