Arsenal, along with the other five major English clubs, was one of the first founders to disembark from the European Super League project. And, according to coach Mikel Arteta, the owners of the club made a point of apologizing to the squad and the coaching staff of the professional team because of the controversy created since last Sunday.
The commander pointed out that Arsenal’s CEO, Vinai Venkatesham, made a statement to the entire squad and admitted that the project did not come out in the best way, although those involved were intent on doing the best for their clubs. “Yes, Vinai, the owners. They all admitted that the way it was done had terrible consequences, that it was a mistake. Speaking for me and I think that for the players, the coaching staff and everyone who works at the club, we have to accept that and move on, because I think that the way you are being treated internally is very good” he praised.
Arteta revealed that he only became aware of Arsenal’s participation in the Super League “just before the news broke” and that he did not even consider whether he was against or in favor of the idea, because she soon found herself the target of a “great tsunami”. And he extolled the role of the fans, who made protests and made clear the rejection of the idea.