Arsenal have dropped out of the proposed Super League making them team number three from England following Chelsea and Manchester City.
James Benge was the first to break the news, followed by Ornstein at The Athletic.
Arsenal are out— James Benge (@jamesbenge) April 20, 2021
As I am typing this Arsenal have released this tweet and statement attached to it apologizing to the supporters.
As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2021
We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.
Arsenal were never paraded around as being the masterminds behind this and their public statement will certainly continue to take that position.
“It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future.“
Unpacking this is pretty easy, Arsenal saw this league formation as inevitable from the other big clubs in Europe and said, “if you’re willing to include us, we’re in.”
Damage has been done, I’m sure we’ll see some heads roll just like Woodward’s at United. If you ever needed to know flat out, what Kroenke Sports & Entertainment was truly about as custodians of your beloved club, you know now. And I encourage you, to never forget.
A friendly reminder we have a European Semi-final
this next week against our former manager.
See you in the comments.