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Arsenal stars ‘in dark over European Super League plans with Stan Kroenke yet to communicate with players’

ARSENAL have still told their players NOTHING about joining the European Super League, reports say.

Players, management and football authorities reacted with shock and mainly disgust to Sunday night's sudden announcement of a closed-shop, breakaway set-up from 12 rich clubs.

And ESPN'S James Olley suggests Gunners' stars are the latest players to confirm they were kept completely out of the picture.

Olley tweeted: "Been told the Arsenal players are still in the dark over the club's Super League plans.

"No meetings with club execs, nothing as yet.

"Presumably something will happen in due course but owners opting to not even communicate with their own players isn't a good look."

German news outlet Bild claim three Premier League clubs are already having serious doubts over the ESL due to the backlash against it.

And speculation particularly surrounds Manchester City's involvement
It follows claims City and Chelsea only learned of the breakaway plan last week.

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Just one club withdrawing could bring the plans down.

But Real Madrid have already defended joining the ESL - claiming it will "save football"

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan are the other clubs in the 12.

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