Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham to meet players today over European Super League plans

Simon Collings
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 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham will meet with the club’s players on Monday to explain plans for the Gunners to join a new European Super League.

It was revealed on Sunday that the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - would join six other teams - AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid - in forming a new midweek competition.

The plans have been met with outrage from within and outside of football, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson one of those to voice his concerns.

Players are keen to know what the future will hold as Fifa and Uefa are ready for a legal battle with the founders of the Super League.

And Arsenal’s chief executive Venkatesham will meet the club’s players on Monday at their London Colney training ground to discuss the future.

Venkatesham will field questions from the squad around the new Super League and any concerns they may have.

Arsenal are one of the founder members of the new Super League, but contrary to reports owner Stan Kroenke has not been appointed as a vice-chairman.

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