English football’s so-called ‘big six’ have confirmed their intention to pull out of the proposed European Super League.
Manchester City became the first team to quit the controversial project on Tuesday evening and were later followed by Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.
The PA news agency understands Chelsea have also begun proceedings to withdraw from the breakaway competition.
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.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2021
It capped a remarkable evening of developments in the saga which also saw United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward resign.