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EPL: Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-0

…Kroenke put Arsenal up for sale for £1.7bn

Arsenal prepared for their Europa League showdown against Villarreal with a confidence-boosting win away to Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Mohamed Elneny scored his first Premier League goal for the Gunners before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured the points in the second half.
Arsenal trail 2-1 after the away leg of their semi-final tie with Villarreal and victory in the northeast of England was their first in four games.
The Magpies had an excellent April to distance themselves from the bottom three but they struggled to impose themselves on Sunday.
Steve Bruce’s side, who lost Fabian Schar to a straight red card after a late challenge on Gabriel Martinelli, remains nine points above the relegation zone with four games remaining.
Arsenal, who host Villarreal on Thursday, move back above Aston Villa into ninth place in the table. BBC.
Arsenal reportedly are up for sale despite the Kroenke family declaring they will not entertain any offers.
Gunners owner Stan Kroenke released a statement earlier this week where he declared he will ‘not sell any stake in the club’.
His announcement came after Spotify CEO Daniel Ek teamed up with Invincibles Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp to try and buy the club.
The Swedish billionaire – who first signalled his intentions take control of his beloved side on Twitter amid fan protests – is worth over £3billion.
And according to the Mail on Sunday, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE) would be willing to listen to offers in the region of £1.7bn.
They claim that despite publicly announcing they are not for sale, Arsenal have been on the market for around two years.
The news outlet adds that is has been two years since KSE received an approach from an international financial consortium.
And they quoted their price at £1.7bn, rather than rebuff talks after billionaires Alisher Usmanov and Aliko Dangote were keen to buy the North London giants.
Speaking to CNBC during the week, Ek, 38, insisted he has the funds to assume control of Arsenal.
He said: “I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I was 8 years old. Arsenal is my team. I live the history, the players, and of course I love the fans.

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