Arsenal distance self from reported 2021 European Super League plans
Arsenal are not part of reported plans for a breakaway European Super League in 2021 and remain committed to the Premier League, sources inside the club have insisted to CitySports
German news magazine Der Spiegel claimed on Friday that 16 top European clubs are set to sign a document for the establishment of a European Super League in three years’ time – and the Gunners are mentioned along with four other top Premier League clubs as having been involved in talks.
But while senior sources at the Emirates say they consider it important to be involved in conversations about the future direction of the game, both domestically and in Europe, they are unaware of the reported proposals for 2021 and consider the Premier League the best and most competitive league in the world.
United, City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool executives were pictured exiting a meeting in London in 2016 in which it was reported they were discussing a European Super League.
But that was later denied and it was claimed they were instead talking about the International Champions Cup, which takes place globally in the Premier League close-season