Arsenal owners, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, insist the club is not for sale and confirmed that position via a statement on Tuesday night.
Ek, however, has not been put off by that and confirmed on Wednesday afternoon he is ready for a long journey.
“I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I was eight years old. Arsenal is my team. I love the history. I love the players. And of course, I love the fans,” he told CNBC.
“So as I look at that, I just see a tremendous opportunity to set a real vision for the club to bring it back to its glory. And I want to establish trust with fans and I want to engage the fans again.
“So, to answer your question, I’m very serious. You know, I have secured the funds for it, and I want to bring what I think is a very compelling offer to the owners and I hope they hear me out.
“I’ve been a fan for 30 years of this club. I certainly didn’t expect that this would happen overnight and I am prepared that this could be a long journey.
“All I can do is prepare what I think is a very thoughtful offer, bring it to them and hope they hear me out.
“I just focus on the club, I focus on the fans and I focus on trying to bring the club back to glory. As you said, I’m first and foremost a fan.
That’s the most important thing for me and I want the club to do better, that is my primary interest.”