‘Bellerin and Lacazette both up for sale’, Daniel Ek takeover update – Arsenal transfer news live


Stan Kroenke has REFUSED to sell Arsenal despite fan protests and Spotify owner Daniel Ek plotting a £2.5billion bid.

The American billionaire released a statement which will come as a crushing blow to Gunners fans.

The statement read: “In recent days we have noted media speculation regarding a potential takeover bid for Arsenal Football Club.

“We remain 100 per cent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club.

“We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer.

“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.

“Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.”

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available for the Europa League semi on Thursday night — even though he is still not fully fit after malaria.

Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners since the start of the month, having picked up the illness on international duty with Gabon.

The 31-year-old has returned to training but is still trying to build up his overall health levels.

But with Alexandre Lacazette injured and boss Mikel Arteta left with youngsters as other attacking options, Aubameyang will have no hesitation answering the call if needed against Villarreal.

His return would be a major boost to Arteta ahead of the first leg.

There is a hope the Arsenal captain’s fitness level will be enough to see him through because he played against Liverpool and Slavia Prague before being diagnosed with malaria.

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And finally, Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka picked up the Young Player of the Year award at tonight’s London Football Awards.

Accepting his award after beating Rice, Mount, Reece James and close pal Emile Smith Rowe, the four-cap Three Lions international said: “I’m really happy to win this award.

“I want to say a big thank you to everyone for your support and of course another big thank you to everyone who voted for me.

“I promise to keep giving my all on the pitch to make you happy and keep you entertained.”


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