Arsenal have withdrawn from the European Super League and apologized to their fans and the wider football community.
The Gunners were among the 12 founding clubs to form the elite competition, but just 48 hours after the news shook the football world, they withdrew from the initiative along with other English clubs.
“The last few days have shown us the depth of sensitivity that our fans around the world have for this great club and for the game we want.”
“We did not need to be reminded of this, but the reaction of our fans in recent days has given us time for more reflection and deep thought.”
“It has never been our intention to cause so much unrest, however when the invitation came to join the Super League, knowing that there is no guarantee, we did not want to be left behind to ensure that Arsenal and the future are protected.” .
“As a result of your listening and the wider football community in recent days, we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. “We made a mistake and we apologize for that,” Arsenal said in a statement. /Telegraph/