Arsenal and Liverpool confirm European Super League stances after court ruling

Arsenal and Liverpool became the final two Premier League giants to reiterate their opposition to the formation of a Super League after a historic court ruling on Thursday.

The European Court of Justice ruled FIFA and UEFA cannot control the involvement of teams in competitions outside of their jurisdiction.

In April 2021, 12 European giants announced their participation in the proposed competition but widespread condemnation and fan protests saw all clubs bar Real Madrid and Barcelona discontinue their commitment.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham all maintained their opposition to the Super League alongside other European teams following Thursday’s court ruling. Arsenal and Liverpool have now joined their Premier League rivals in releasing statements on Friday.

A release from Arsenal said: “Arsenal Football Club notes the judgement by the European Court of Justice on Thursday, 21 December 2023 and our position in relation to the European Super League has not changed.

“We will continue to play in UEFA competitions and continue to work with fellow European clubs and the European Club Association (ECA).”

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Arsenal’s announced participation in the Super League sparked protests outside the Emirates Stadium / Chloe Knott – Danehouse/GettyImages

Liverpool’s statement adds: “Yesterday’s ruling by the European Court of Justice does not change Liverpool FC’s previous stance on a proposed European Super League. Our involvement has been discontinued.

“We will continue to work with fellow clubs through the ECA and participate in UEFA competitions.”

Florentino Perez and Joan Laporta, the presidents of Madrid and Barca respectively, have maintained public support of the Super League, with a new format proposed to include more sides around the continent.

The men’s edition would include 64 clubs across three leagues – the Star League, the Gold League and the Blue League – and work on sporting merit rather than a fixed and permanent place. The women’s version would be comprised of 32 sides split between two divisions.


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