Spotify CEO and founder Daniel Ek said on Wednesday that he has secured funds to test the resolve of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke in a bid to buy the Premier League club from the American billionaire.

Kroenke and his son and director Josh put out a joint statement on Tuesday saying that they remain “100% committed to Arsenal” and were not interested in selling a stake in the club despite furious backlash from the fans.

Thousands of fans protested outside Emirates Stadium last week after the club’s failed attempt to form a breakaway Super League with 11 other top European side, leading Ek, an Arsenal fan of 30 years, to throw his hat in the ring to buy the club.

“I want to establish trust with fans and I want to engage the fans again,” Ek told business channel CNBC.

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