Arsenal owners Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke say they remain “100% committed” to Premier League club Arsenal and “are not selling any stake” as fans demanded their exit following the Super League debacle.
Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek’s bid to buy the club but their hopes of owning the side were quashed by the current owners.
More than 1,000 fans protested against the Kroenkes on Friday but the Americans stood firm with their decision.
“We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer,” the Gunners owners said.
“Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.”
There was widespread resentment for the club’s involvement in the proposed European Super League (ESL). This led to a fan protest outside the Emirates Stadium prior to Arsenal’s home defeat against Everton.
The Gunners were one of 12 founding members of the league but they withdrew just 48 hours later and apologised to fans due to fan pressure.
Stan Kroenke is an American owner of numerous sports franchises, including NFL side Los Angeles Rams and NBA team the Denver Nuggets.
He took a 9.9% stake in Arsenal in 2007 and slowly built up his shareholding, which now stands at 62.89% since April 2011.
Kroenke’s son, Josh, is a director at the club and heavily involved in its day-to-day operations.