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Ian Wright blasts Arsenal’s Involvement in proposed European Super League



Ian Wright blasts Arsenal's Involvement in proposed European Super League 1 Sportelo

Arsenal Legend Ian Wright has slammed the clubs for its involvement in the controversial European league and termed it  ‘shameful’ given their current standing in the game.

Arsenal was formally revealed as one of the 12 European teams that have signed up to the breakaway competition, with the rest of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid,  AC Milan, Juventus, and Inter Milan.

The shocking announcement has been met with fury and despair among fans, pundits, and politicians.

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Leading figures in football have come out in droves to condemn the plans, which would see founding members immune from relegation, with ex-Arsenal managers calling for sports long held value to be preserved for the good of the game.

Wright joined his former manager in criticising the plans, singling out Arsenal for criticism for taking a ‘seat at a table that we have no right to be at’.

“You know something, I literally can’t believe it when I see Arsenal’s name come up on the screen as one of the teams. This is the same Arsenal that a couple of weeks ago I was commending on the tribute to David Rocastle. God, man would be turning in his grave knowing what’s going on now,’ the iconic ex-Arsenal striker told his 1.1 million followers on Instagram.

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Fans demonstrate outside the Emirates Stadium against the proposed European Super League. ( Photo by Getty Images)

“Is this how far we’ve fallen where we’re now getting into competitions because we’re not good enough to get into them? To the detriment of the English game, we’re getting a seat at a table that we have no right to be at. It’s shameful. I’ve heard that word used and it is shameful.’

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Wright said he would be ‘s***ing’ himself if he represented one of the clubs involved, with football’s governing bodies threatening ban players from major international tournaments.

” If I’m a player now I’m worried: “So if I play in this competition I can’t play in the Euros, I can’t play in the World Cup?”. I’m actually hearing that they’re saying the teams in the semi-finals now may disqualify them out of the Champions League with what’s going on, because of all of this,” he added.

“Where is the competition in all of this? Why haven’t we seen exactly how this is going to work? Not that I want to because I totally disagree with it. Where are we going with it, where’s the jeopardy? Who goes down, what do they win? Are we supposed to play against these great teams on a weekly basis?

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” I played against AC Milan twice in my career and it’s something I’ll never forget. Are we supposed to be playing these teams so frequently? It’s not meant to be like that.

“You dream of playing in the Champions League and the World Cup. You dream of playing in the Euros for your country. Now they’re saying you’re not allowed to play in those competitions.

‘How would you feel as a player right now? I’d be absolutely s***ing myself now.”