Arsenal says it opposes breakaway European league for elite competition

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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal says it opposes a European Super League after a meeting of leading English Premier League clubs sparked fresh talk of a breakaway by the elite.

Executives from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City were pictured leaving a London hotel following what The Sun newspaper called a “clandestine meeting.”

The meeting was organized by the company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross which runs a preseason competition in the United States for leading clubs.

Arsenal says the clubs didn’t use the meeting to push for changes to the Premier League or the creation of a European Super League.

Arsenal says “we are strongly opposed to any breakaway.”

The European Club Association, featuring Arsenal, has used recent meetings to discuss changes to European competitions to propose to UEFA.