Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final matches against Villarreal are expected to go ahead despite their involvement in the European Super League.
There had been rumours that teams who have agreed to join the new competition will be kicked out of the Champions League and Europa League this season, but ESPN reports that it is not true.
Arsenal’s struggles in the Premier League means the Gunners need to win the Europa League before they can play in Europe next season unless the European Super League kicks off.
They have just eliminated Slavia Prague to reach the semi-finals where they will face their former manager, Unai Emery.
They reached the final in 2019 before losing to Chelsea and Mikel Arteta helped them to win the FA Cup last season.
Being kicked out of this competition would have spelt a disastrous end to their season, but they can now prepare to reach the final.
UEFA is still giving Arsenal and other teams involved in the Super League the chance to back down and the clubs are also facing a serious backlash from their fans over their involvement in it.
The Gunners haven’t spoken to their fans apart from announcing that they would be involved in the new competition. No one knows how long they will be silent as the fans’ uproar continues.
No pint punishing the supporters and players before the verdict comes in
Imo kick them out and then kick out the fool who thought without consulting the fans that this would be a good idea. We want our club back
Ha ha, agree.
Reggie I thought we were going to get kicked out?? Lol
Ask Dangote will he buy , or want to buy Arsenal FC if they start playing in this not so …..super league ?
you can only buy the club if Kroenke wants to sell. Why would he sall a cash cow? It will be virtually impossible to ket him out if the league goes ahead. And he won’t need to put ANY of those millions into the club, as with no relegation why do we need players?
READ THIS – A QUOTE THAT SUMS IT UP:
Burnley chairman Alan Pace – who is part of American investment group ALK Capital – has also been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about the announcement, and whether he as an American can understand the proposal.
Three of the six Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal – are owned by Americans.
“I certainly understand the business model of a closed shop,” said Pace.
“The understanding of not having promotion or relegation, but there is something that has drawn the rest of the world to this league and to this special nature of what happens that is different.
“All you need to do is look at the fan base, why is there not a fanbase for any American sport the size of the Premier League? It’s not just the way that it operates, there is something special.
“I can understand the operating side and the economics that are involved. But you have to look back and think why did you choose to get involved in this league? Why did you choose to get involved in this sport?
“Because there is something very, very special and it’s those fans, that passion the structure – there’s so many pieces of it. You can’t destroy that. You can’t rip the heart out of the body and expect the body to live on.”
It is now reported that Ed Woodward has left manure and his counterpart at Juve has done the same.
With city and chelsea now pulling out, it just leaves us, pool and manure…. all owned by americans…. and the spuds left from the PL.
The spuds need the money and the Yanks won’t want to give up what they saw as a cash cow in perpetuity.
How I hope this shows kronkie that he is never going to do with The Arsenal what he has done with the rest of his sporting teams – just sell up and get out.
KEN i t is plainly falling apart Forget the idea that it can or will happen. It never had a chance and surely all thinking fans can see that.
Already City, Chelsea are out. Atletico and Barca too apparently. It is a dead duck but my optimism that fans will now really unite to foce kROENKE TO SEE TO AN OWNER WHO SUPPORTS THE CLUB, HEART AS WELL AS MONEY, IS NEARER THAN IT WAS LAST WEEK. GOOD NEWS THEN!
TH E OWNERS STILL IN AT THE MOMENT HAVE ALL MADE A CATASTROPHIC MISTAKE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN AND WILL FORCE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. I THINK BY NEXT MONTH IT WILL BE HISTORY, PERHAPS SOONER STILL. But the fiecer the fight to keep it going , the better it is for we fans when its over, as these bas….ds will be gone, as they know the game is up with them.
Eventually it will lead to much reduced player wages. THAT IS INEVITABLE WHEN THE MONEY IN THE GAME WON’T MEET OUTGOINGS, WHICH IS HAPPENING WITH NEARLY ALL THE CLUBS INVOLVED IN IT AND IS THE REASON WHY THEY SIGNED UP. SURE AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY.
Why are we so stupid to join this Super League? This is beyond me. This new league is ridiculous piece of snobbery. BTW Arsenal and Tottenham don’t belong to group of elite clubs in Europa at all. IMO The idea of this league is so repulsive and unappealing. Drop it for God’s sake.
The dream for clubs like Leicister City should always exist and be possible.
My respect for german clubs is on the rise. As far as I know, no german clubs are in favour of this stupid selfish idea.
We are not stupid, our dick of an owner is!
Arsenal should be ashamed, especially the owner. They should get kicked out of Europa and deducted points in the prem.
Time will tell let’s wait