Arsenal and the other English European Super League rebels will issue a public apology this week, via the Premier League, as the details of the fine they will have to pay have been revealed.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Arsenal and the others have already been fined £7m by UEFA for their role in trying to form the breakaway league and the Premier League are ready to announce the size of their punishment, and reported to be £20m, divided between all six clubs, although the Mirror report this might not be evenly split between the clubs.

Assuming it is an equal fine, that totals £10.3m when combined with the UEFA punishment.

The Premier League have also drafted new regulations that will seek to punish any clubs attempting to form a breakaway league in the future, helping to shore up rule L9, which requires clubs to get written permission before joining any new competitions.

The clubs will also promise not to join any more unsanctioned leagues.

Daily Telegraph, 9 June 2021
Daily Telegraph, 9 June 2021

Should any club disregard these new rules, they will received a £20m fine and a 30-point deduction. Arsenal finished with 61 points this season, and had they been deducted 30 they would have finished in 17th place, eight points adrift of Burnley and only three above relegated Fulham.

The news comes as it was revealed that Daniel Ek is preparing a second take-over bid, said to be in excess of £2billion.

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