Daniel Ek ‘is an Arsenal obsessive who watches live games on his laptop during Spotify board meetings’

DANIEL EK is obsessed with Arsenal and watches live matches during Spotify board meetings, according to reports.

The Swedish billionaire, 38, is reportedly set to launch a multi-billion pound takeover bid for the North Londoners.

Spotify founder Ek is said to have enlisted the help of Gunners legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.

The song-streaming entrepreneur has supported the Gunners since he was eight and his favourite player – and compatriot – Anders Limpar graced Highbury.

And he has taken his love for the North Londoners into adulthood.

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: "Daniel Ek is said to be Arsenal obsessive who even watches live games on his laptop during Spotify board meetings.

  • ⚽️EXCLUSIVE: Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira join Daniel Ek in £1.8bn Arsenal takeover bid
  • ⚽️ Daniel Ek net worth – how rich is the Spotify CEO who wants to buy Arsenal?
  • ⚽️ Takeover LIVE: All the updates on Arsenal's takeover in our live blog
  • ⚽️ Feature: Spotify boss Ek has been Gunners fan since 1991 after watching Anders Limpar
  • ⚽️ Latest: Fuming Arsenal fans plan another huge protest against hated owners next week

"Watches every Arsenal game and has been to Highbury and Emirates Stadium many times."

Disgruntled Gunners supporters want current owner – American billionaire Stan Kroenke – to quit after the club signed up to the money-grabbing closed shop European Super League.

And Ek seems to be leading the race to take the reins at the Emirates.

But despite widespread excitement over Ek's interest, many are skeptical as to whether he would be any better than the current owners.


Infamous YouTube channel Arsenal Fan TV tweeted their support for Ek after Solhekol's tweet.

The channel's twitter account replied: "This is the kind of guy we want running our club."

But Gary Lineker made a very salient point amid widespread calls for 50+1 fan ownership models to be introduced.

The former England striker and presenter simply tweeted: "This is a big part of the problem.

"Fans want these billionaires to buy their clubs….just hoping for better billionaires than the ones they already have."

Supporters of the North Londoners went into meltdown this week as Spotify prices went up on the same day Ek launched his takeover bid.

Read our Football live blog for the very latest news from around the grounds

    Source: Read Full Article