Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that supporters have sent the strongest message that has ever been sent. This is coming after the recent response to the proposed European Super League from the fans.
According to him, their actions have given big lessons to everyone, and it shows the importance of football in the world.
He added that the abolishment of the European Super League just proves that the soul of football belongs to the fans.
His words, “I think this has given big lessons and it shows the importance of football in the world.”
“And it shows that the soul of this sport belongs to the fans – and that’s it. During this pandemic, for a year, we have been trying to sustain this industry with no fans in the stadium.”
“But, when the fans have to come out and talk, they’ve done it really loud and clear, and they sent probably the strongest message that has ever been sent in the football world.”
“And every club, leaving their interests apart, has done the right thing – which is, they are the ones (the fans), we have to listen to them, we put it aside and in 24 hours we kill the project.”
“So that is a massive statement for the history of football.”
On the ESL, “I found out just a little bit before the news was leaked,”
“And then everything was completely out of control and the world reacted in a really unified manner.”
“There was not really time to think about it, reflect and evaluate or anything because by the time that was out, a big tsunami already came onto it and basically killed it.”
“Vinai spoke to me and explained a little bit what was happening. He was very clear and transparent with me. I understand the reasons why we could not know. We were not involved in the decision.”
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