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According to The Athletic, Arsenal’s open letter to fans wasn’t representative of their actual involvement in the European Super League plans.

The Gunners announced on Sunday that they were joining five other Premier League clubs in starting a 12-team breakaway league.

Fans have voiced their anger at the plans, suggesting that the anti-competition involved is completely against everything that football stands for, and Arsenal have now confirmed a U-turn.

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Arsenal have announced that they are leaving the Super League proposal, joining their Premier League rivals in pulling out.

Arsenal’s statement suggesting that they joined because they didn’t want to be left behind by other clubs who had already indicated they were joining.

However, it’s now claimed that their statement was ‘disingenuous’ because Arsenal have actually been much more central to the plans than they’re letting on.

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The project has been in the work for some time, so Arsenal’s claim that they were dragged along out of panic seems like a meek excuse.

Stan Kroenke and Vinai Venkatesham are now under huge pressure, and these new claims will only add to the anger with Arsenal allegedly trying to pull the wool over the eyes of their fans even when apologising.

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