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Former Arsenal star Bacary Sagna vows to stop watching football amid Super League plans

FOOTBALL By Mirror | April 19th 2021
Former Arsenal star Bacary Sagna [Courtesy]

Former Arsenal star Bacary Sagna has vowed to "stop watching football" as plans for a European Super League continue to gather momentum.

Six Premier League clubs have signed up to the breakaway proposal - two of which are Sagna's former team's.

The Frenchman played for the Gunners and Manchester City while Manchester UnitedLiverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are also involved.

Three clubs from Italy and three from Spain have also joined as founding members in a move that has received widespread condemnation.

Sagna himself tweeted: "Oooook … I think I will stop watching football..cause the football I know is not football anymore".

Arsenal themselves have not qualified for the Champions League since 2016 and could miss out on European football full stop this season.

Gary Neville, who gave a passionate response to the plans, hit out at the Gunners who failed to beat relegation-threatened Fulham on Sunday.

He said: "Manchester United aren't even in the Champions League, neither are Arsenal - you watched them earlier today, they're an absolute shambles of a football club at the moment,

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He continued: "Give the title to Burnley, Fulham. Let Fulham stay up and relegate United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

"Those three clubs, to be fair, are the history of this country. They're the ones that should suffer most."

Gunners owner Stan Kroenke is one of several men who will sit on the Super League's hierarchy.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set to hold the chairman's role with Liverpool's John W. Henry, Man United's Joel Glazer and Juventus ' Andrea Agnelli also involved.

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