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England’s big six pull out of European Super League: what they said

Arsenal went furthest in their statement, apologising to fans, but there were only brief announcements from Liverpool and Manchester United

The six Premier League clubs who had signed up to become members of a European Super League pulled out on Tuesday night, less than 48 hours after the competition had been announced. It was a startling collapse which began with news that Chelsea, who were playing Brighton at a Stamford Bridge surrounded by protesters, were about to abandon the project. In the end Manchester City became the first club to pull the plug.

Here is what the clubs had to say after their humiliating climbdown; Chelsea had yet to release their statement at the time of publication.

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