Premier League confirm what happens to Arsenal's trophy arch after missing out on title

The unused Premier League trophy arch after Arsenal just fell short in the title race
The unused Premier League trophy arch after Arsenal just fell short in the title race -Credit:X

The Premier League victory arch which went unused at Arsenal will be recycled.

With the Gunners and Manchester City both vying for the title on the final day of the season, the Premier League had to plan for both eventualities. Despite popular belief, the trophy and a box of medals weren’t being kept in a helicopter somewhere in the Midlands ready to fly off to north London or Manchester.

Instead, trophies, sets of medals, plus the podium and trophy arch, were in situ at both Emirates Stadium and the Etihad. Sadly for the Gunners, despite a 2-1 win over Everton, the set-up wasn’t required for Mikel Arteta’s side as City wrapped up a fourth successive title thanks to a 3-1 win over West Ham.

Images of the trophy arch, which had been stored in the bowels of stadium, reading ‘Champions 2023/24’ with the Arsenal badge, were circulated on social media.

Since the weekend, the Premier League has confirmed to that the arch will be recycled. The league said the set-up used at the Etihad will also be repurposed.

The Gunners are now licking their wounds following a second successive title near miss. Areta’s side are at least closing to the gap to City, taking four points off Pep Guardiola’s side this season.

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Declan Rice admits the Gunners cannot rely on favours from other sides next season. Following a superb first year at the club, he said: “To not win it is gutting, but we can’t rely on other teams to help us out.

“We have to look back on ourselves and games where we dropped points. That is ultimately where we’ve lost the league, but we’ll be back.

“We’re really confident as a group and you see the manager has full control of everything. I’m sure we’ll be stronger in the summer.”