Arsenal has withdrawn from the European Super League and apologized to their supporters and the broader football community for their actions.
The Gunners announced the news in a statement on Tuesday night, just 48 hours after announcing that they would be one of the new League’s 12 founding members.
Manchester City had announced earlier in the day that they would be withdrawing from the radical new initiative, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea following suit.
“The last few days have shown us once again the strength of feeling our fans around the world have for this great club and the game we love,” the Arsenal board said in a statement posted on the club’s website.
“We didn’t need reminding, but the outpouring of support in recent days has allowed us to pause for further reflection and reflective thinking.
“It was never our intention to cause such anguish, but when the invitation to enter the Super League arrived, we did not want to be left behind to ensure Arsenal’s future.
“We are withdrawing from the proposed Super League after listening to you and the broader football community in recent days. We made a blunder, and we sincerely apologize.”