Paul Scholes spots trend that is "the same thing" with Ek’s Arsenal takeover bid

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has spotted a trend in Daniel Ek’s Arsenal takeover bid which should worry fans.

The Swedish billionaire, who co-founded Spotify in 2002 to gain a £3.4bn net worth, is reportedly preparing a £1.8bn offer for the club he has supported since eight years old.

Since tweeting his desire to buy the club during protests against the Kroenkes this month, fans have been getting excited with a consortium of Invincibles legends.

But Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and a 1999 treble, believes there is a worrying trend in Ek’s offer.

Speaking after his former side’s 6-2 Europa League semi-final first-leg win over Roma, the former midfielder said: “It's the same thing. I don't think Arsenal fans should celebrate.

“He's getting interest by mentioning [Dennis] Bergkamp, [Patrick] Vieira, [Thierry] Henry, it's the same old trick, it won't be any different. You'll just be a toy.

“He's a money man, he's a businessman, he wants to make money.

“This is what they'll do. They will come to clubs like this, go to clubs like Arsenal and make lots of money.

“But most importantly look at where Arsenal are – 10th in the league. Ridiculous. Look at this club – not won anything for four years.”

Scholes laid into the owners of his own club during the night, slamming the Glazers for using United as a “toy” for making money.

But the 46-year-old was full of praise for the players on the pitch during their dismantling of Roma.

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  • The club legend added: “They're getting on the right track now I think. I hope.

    “Ole's done a fantastic job bringing this club back to challenging for silverware, they've still got to go that extra bit.

    “They're almost getting to where they should be. They're not far away.

    “And it masks a lot, when the football's alright and the team are winning trophies who cares who the owners are.”

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