Amid the fallout from the break up for the proposed European Super League, Arsenal have one-upped their rivals in one particular area.
It was almost like dominoes. Once Manchester City announced they were leaving with an official statement at around 9:30 pm yesterday, the rest of the English ‘big six’ followed suit, releasing similar letters to their fans.
Meanwhile, Ateltico Madrid and Internazionale have reportedly followed suit and started procedures to leave the highly controversial competition.
Were Arsenal right to leave the ESL?
However, where the Gunners starred, the rest of the Premier League giants failed miserably.
Arsenal’s statement was more than just an announcement they would be leaving the tournament as a matter of fact it was an apology from the club’s board towards the supporters.
And whilst a few of you may be sceptical and claim ‘it’s just a load of PR’, it’s better to know the north London giants cared enough to apologise as opposed to just announcing their departure.
Make no mistake about it, the move to take control of football was boneheaded and an attempt at staging a ‘coup’ as has been claimed by Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.
But during a period in time where apologies can go amiss, it was nice to see the Arsenal board stepped up and made those associated with the club aware of their mistake in what was a wholehearted statement.