The Premier League are planning to bring in new measures to prevent their clubs from joining the European Super League or similar in the future.
The Times report that the Premier League are set to change their rules to specifically prevent member clubs from joining a breakaway European league. The current rules are sufficiently ambiguous that the big six clearly believed they’d get away with it.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is already carrying out a governance review with the FA, which will now specifically focus on ending the threat of the European Super League or a Super League equivalent.
This does seem like it’s probably a necessary step. Florentino Perez insists the Super League will still happen, eventually, and Arsenal certainly haven’t been ruling it out.
The club only confirmed they were withdrawing from “the proposed” Super League in their statement on Tuesday, and Josh Kroenke then said something similar in the recent Arsenal Fans’ Forum.
When asked if he could give his assurances that the Super League will never happen again, Kroenke responded: “As that proposal was constructed, yes.”
In fairness, it might not be entirely their choice anymore. If Perez is telling the truth that all 12 clubs have signed binding contracts that are simply on standby, Arsenal might be dragged back into it later.
But that’s all the more reason for the Premier League to look into making it impossible to play in both the Super League and the Premier League at once. If they can ensure that, then there should be sufficient opposition within the Super League to kill future proposals in the same manner as the current one.