The plan has provoked widespread outrage, with high-profile figures from football and politics uniting to condemn the proposals.
The former Gunners striker admits he is “very sad” at the prospect of a breakaway competition
Only five clubs in the proposed 20-team league will be determined through a qualification process that has not yet been clarified. The 15 founding teams will remain in the league no matter what, building their wealth while simultaneously cutting the legs out beneath the Champions League — which requires teams to play well enough in their own domestic leagues in order to qualify.
|Champions League (League Winners): Manchester City|
|Champions League (League Position): Manchester United, Leicester City, West Ham United|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Chelsea|
|Relegation (League Position): Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United|