Ian Wright posted a heartfelt message on Twitter after Arsenal confirmed they are withdrawing from the proposed European Super League.
It’s been a rollercoaster few days in the world of football, as the Gunners were one of 12 elite clubs that shared their plans on Sunday to launch a brand new Super League.
However, the widespread negative reaction it’s received has seen the notion collapse in just a matter of days.
Arsenal have released a statement, along with the other five Premier League clubs involved, to announce they are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.
“As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it,” the Arsenal board have said.
Additionally, English clubs Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have confirmed their plans to withdraw.
Gunners legend Wright sent a message on social media in response to the significant Arsenal news:
Remember who you are, what you are and who you represent! https://t.co/Lfs9ZqJJ5p
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) April 20, 2021
There has been a real unity across all clubs to block any proposed Super League, and it looks like the fans have been heard.
Aside from just the potential financial ramifications, people have hated the idea of a league where the same clubs competed every single season without the idea of a relegation or promotion.
Arsenal’s statement appears to be much more apologetic compared to the rest of their Premier League rivals, and there is no doubt pressure from supporters has played a large role in the U-turn over the Super League.