AISA (Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association) Statement on the
proposed European Super League
AISA strongly condemns the decision to create a European Super League and is dismayed and
disgusted that Arsenal FC is part of the cabal of English clubs leading this breakaway. The
proposals are unwanted by supporters, go against long-standing traditions of sporting merit, are
unsound commercially and, crucially, have not been the subject of supporter consultation. This
makes a mockery of Arsenal’s repeated commitment to structured dialogue.
We are Arsenal supporters and football fans. We want success for our club. We want future
generations to continue to have the ability to support a club that they can be proud of, a club that
values every fan, a club that treasures its past and looks forward to its future.
Arsenal FC has a long and proud history as a club founded on the principles of competition and this
move undermines that. It takes no account of the wishes of Arsenal fans or the wider support of the
football pyramid. AISA is not against change, indeed we recognise that Arsenal FC has
pioneered many initiatives in football history, but this is change for the wrong reasons and at the
The clubs involved in the proposed ESL appear to have no interest in the hopes and dreams of
ordinary football fans and only in the amount of wealth they can realise from the ‘closed shop’ that
this will create. AISA campaigns on behalf of Arsenal fans and will never support any move that
takes our club away from those fans.
We would like to see clear evidence of how this move benefits Arsenal FC, its supporters, and the
supporters of all football clubs in the UK and Europe because we can see none. We call on Arsenal
and the other English and European clubs to reconsider their actions and return to the football
family, at home and abroad.