It is being mooted that Arsenal are being included in secret talks to form a breakaway ‘European Super League’ with the biggest teams from Spain, Italy, France and Germany. There are supposedly five Premier League teams with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City joining Arsenal, while only six European teams (so far) included. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are the main contenders.
Also, according to Untold Arsenal, there will be an additional set of guest clubs seemingly elected each year based on performance within their own national league: Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Internazionale and Roma fall into this category, thus making a league of 16 teams.
So this could be the founding League if these rumours come to fruition (by country)
England: (5) Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City
Spain: (3) Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid.
Germany: (2) Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund.
Italy: (4) Juventus, AC Milan, Internazionale, Roma.
France: (2) Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille.
I can’t imagine what teams like Sevilla, Napoli or even Tottenham are thinking about this idea, would they be consigned to obscurity despite their successes over the years? Would this mean that Arsenal would have two teams, one for Europe and one for UK? Or would the five big teams be thrown out of the Premier League altogether?
So many questions……
So what is your gut reaction? Should we or shouldn’t we?