The six Premier League clubs that were set to be involved in the planned European Super League have withdrawn from the breakaway competition. Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were all set to take part in the proposed tournament, alongside three La Liga teams from Spain and three of Italy’s Serie A sides. Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are the Spanish sides in question, with Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan being the Italian clubs.
The Gunners were one of 12 clubs to commit to entering a new breakaway competition
The Premier League’s Big Six dramatically pulled out of the controversial European Super League on Tuesday evening in a remarkable U-turn that left the competition certain to collapse. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham announced on Sunday that they were joining three Italian and three Spanish clubs in forming the new breakaway tournament, to be played midweek throughout the club season. The proposal was met with near-universal criticism from across football and beyond, with figures including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French president Emmanuel Macron and Prince William joining pundits, managers, players and supporters in condemning the “closed-shop” tournament.