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    Arsenal Football Club have acknowledged the position of the fans towards their proposed involvement in the European Super League (ESL).

    The North London club has joined other premier league sides to withdraw from ESL after intense pressure from their fans, the media and other football enthusiasts.

    Recall that the Gunners confirmed on Monday that they are among the 12 teams to have signed up to the new competition.

    However, in a letter to the fans on Tuesday, the club said it is now fully aware that it was a massive mistake to underestimate the anger from football fans all over England.

    Arsenal said the response from supporters in recent days propelled them to further reflection and deep thoughts which led to their withdrawal from the competition.

    The letter reads in part: “As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.

    “We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal but let us be clear that the decision to be part of the Super League was driven by our desire to protect Arsenal, the club you love, and to support the game you love through greater solidarity and financial stability.

    “Our aim is always to make the right decisions for this great football club, to protect it for the future and to take us forward. We didn’t make the right decision here, which we fully accept.

    “We have heard you.”

    Yans.ng understands that all six Premier League clubs who initially put their name to the tournament will now be leaving.

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