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Arsenal players and Mikel Arteta ‘frustrated’ by being kept in the dark about clubs Super League inclusion

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta before the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal met with players

Arsenal’s players and staff met with club executive Vinai Venkatesham after the announcement the club was to be one of the Founding Clubs of the proposed European Super League.

The executive was there to answers the concerns of those who had them and to explain why the club had taken the decision.

Arsenal have been playing out of Europe’s top competition for 4 seasons in a row. The failure to qualify, with this season also not looking likely, besides by winning the Europa League, shows why the club is so keen to join.

The financial losses the club is making also feed into a desire to earn additional revenue.

Arteta & players left frustrated

The decision has reportedly left Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal players frustrated.

They were not told that this was happening or going to be announced.

Considering the troubles the Gunners have had this season, it is likely this will only further affect performances from a mental standpoint.

However, considering Arsenal’s league finish will soon be irrelevant due to their permanent presence in the Super League.

The Europa League final which would grant The Gunners a return to the Champions League also seems now a moot point.

There is an air of hollowness to the game which will be tough to replace. A task which could take years.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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