Arsenal 'quit European Super League' as rivals flee breakaway over fan outrage

Arsenal 'quit European Super League' as rivals flee breakaway over fan outrage

April 20, 2021

ARSENAL have reportedly quit the European Super League tonight.

AFTV claims the Gunners have joined Chelsea and Man City in exiting the controversial brainchild of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.



The claims come after Man City withdrew from plans for the proposed competition.

Chelsea are also set to follow after large fan protests outside Stamford Bridge.

Supporters blocked the team bus from entering ahead of tonight's game against Brighton.

Chelsea legend Petr Cech was branded a 'traitor' as he pleaded with irate protestors to step aside, with news breaking moments later that the Blues would be exiting.

And Arsenal now look set to follow in their footsteps following anger across the continent at ESL plans.

Players, management and football authorities reacted with shock and mainly disgust to Sunday night's sudden announcement of a closed-shop, breakaway set-up from 12 rich clubs.

And ESPN'S James Olley suggested Gunners' stars are the latest players to confirm they were kept completely out of the picture.

Olley tweeted: "Been told the Arsenal players are still in the dark over the club's Super League plans.

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"No meetings with club execs, nothing as yet.

"Presumably something will happen in due course but owners opting to not even communicate with their own players isn't a good look."

German news outlet Bild claim three Premier League clubs are already having serious doubts over the ESL due to the backlash against it.

And speculation particularly surrounds Manchester City's involvement
It follows claims City and Chelsea only learned of the breakaway plan last week.

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Just one club withdrawing could bring the plans down.

But Real Madrid have already defended joining the ESL – claiming it will "save football"

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan are the other clubs in the 12.

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