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Judge orders UEFA & Premier League European Super League punishments to be scrapped

A judge in Spain has ordered that UEFA and the Premier League scrap all fines issued in the wake of the Super League debacle as they breach European competition law.
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UEFA forced into LGBTQ+ rainbow armband climbdown

UEFA have been forced to close down an investigation into Manuel Neuer's rainbow armband after it was decided the rainbow is not political but a symbol for diversity.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Away goals scrapped as Arsenal drop out of Europe

Arsenal are out of Europe for the first time in 25 years so of course this is when they finally do away with away goals in UEFA competitions.
Hundreds of Arsenal fans gathered outside The Emirates Stadium in London in a oeKroenke out protest demanding the club owner Stanley Kroenke to leave. Owners of the six big British football clubs including Arsenal has become targets of fans after their failed attempt to form a European Super League last week. London United Kingdom - Copyright: Tayfun Salci

Juventus warned of Serie A expulsion over Super League plans

Juventus have been told they will be thrown out of Serie A if they continue to insist on being part of the European Super League which is still clinging on to life.
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Arsenal to pay huge Premier League fine over Super League attempt

Arsenal and the rest of the big six will be hit with 'huge' fines by the Premier League over their Super League breakaway attempt, according to a report.
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Arsenal fined £7m by UEFA for Super League nonsense

Arsenal and the other clubs involved have reportedly been fined £7m by UEFA for their part in attempting to breakaway to form a European Super League.
England's defender Bukayo Saka (L) and Wales' midfielder Tyler Roberts compete for the ball during the international friendly football match between England and Wales at Wembley stadium in north London on October 8, 2020. (Photo by CARL RECINE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Good news for Arsenal man as Euro 2020 squad changes confirmed

UEFA have confirmed the planned changes to the squads taking part in the European Championships this summer, which is good news for Bukayo Saka.
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The new Champions League format and what it means for Arsenal

Amid all this week's talk about the European Super League, UEFA put through their new format for the Champions League post-2024.
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UEFA’s new Champions League and how it might affect Arsenal

UEFA's new proposals to expand and alter the Champions League format, starting from 2024, are currently in the balance.
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Arsene Wenger: World Cup every 2 years, reduce domestic leagues to 18, find meaning

Arsene Wenger has admitted he dreams of a World Cup every 2 years, a more sensible approach to qualifiers & getting rid of meaningless international competitions.

New Champions League format proposed that could help Arsenal qualify

UEFA are planning a Champions League format restructure, proposing a version of the competition with extra places for high coefficient rankings.
Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Meadow Park on January 19, 2020 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom.

Arsenal squad announced for Champions League final 8

UEFA have announced the squads of the teams that will compete in the Women's Champions League final 8 from Friday in the Basque Country.
Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Arsene Wenger nails another prediction

Known by some as Mystic Weg, Arsene Wenger spoke in 2015 about the death of FFP and here we are in 2020 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport finally putting it's rotting carcass on display for all to see.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City look on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal thankfully ruled out of Champions League after Manchester City ban overturned

As expected, Manchester City have had their two-year European football ban overturned meaning they can now play in the Champions League next season and Arsenal definitely can't.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin walks past a sign with the UEFA logo after attending a press conference following a meeting of the executive committee at the UEFA headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland on December 4, 2019. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

UEFA set deadline for European leagues to finalise plans for season restart

UEFA want the Premier League and other European leagues to make a decision on their season restart by May 25th, according to their latest statement.
A fan wears a disposable face mask during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA could use this method to decide Champions League spots: Would benefit Arsenal

It's still possible UEFA end up using the coefficient rankings to decide which clubs make it into the Champions League next season.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin walks past a sign with the UEFA logo after attending a press conference following a meeting of the executive committee at the UEFA headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland on December 4, 2019. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

UEFA still planning to complete current Champions League & Europa League campaign

UEFA are still planning to play the remaining Champions League and Europa League fixtures for this campaign, even if it cuts into next season.

Euro 2020 play-offs to take place in October and November possibly behind-closed-doors

The play-offs for Euro 2020 are now likely to take place in October and November, even if they are behind closed doors according to a report on Friday.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin walks past a sign with the UEFA logo after attending a press conference following a meeting of the executive committee at the UEFA headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland on December 4, 2019. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

UEFA to abandon Champions League and Europa League if not played before September

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has said that the 19/20 Champions League and Europa League could be abandoned if there is no way to play it before the end of August.
Fans make their way to the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA urge patience & plan for football to return in July

UEFA are still urging patience in the hope European leagues can complete their domestic seasons over the coming months.
General view of the match ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League return date to be pushed back

If you are one of the few people who believed football would actually return on April 30, then I'm sorry to say more disappointment is coming your way.
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA want PL campaign done by end of June: Could lead to the season's...

UEFA want European domestic seasons to finish by the end of June, which is likely to lead to the cancellation of the campaign.
UEFA branding is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece.

UEFA to announce Euro 2020 postponement

UEFA are expected to announce today that Euro 2020 will be pushed back to 2021 which will have a knock on-effect on other competitions, namely the Women's Euros due to take pace next year.
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece.

Arsenal were reluctant to play Manchester City but UEFA bend rules

Arsenal were apparently reluctant to play Manchester City next week due to the short notice given to travelling fans but agreed to help ease City's congestion after Pep Guardiola's men convinced UEFA to let them play at the same time as a Champions League game.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reatcs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 02, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

UEFA could open another Manchester City investigation

UEFA could open another investigation into Manchester City with it being claimed that they over-inflated their sponsorship money to fiddle Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal at Vitality Stadium on January 27, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arteta shocked by Manchester City's UEFA punishment

Mikel Arteta admits he was 'shocked' by Manchester City's two-year Champions League ban because he just wants the best for them.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City and Mikel Arteta, Assistant Coach of Manchester City applaud fans during the Manchester City Teams Celebration Parade on May 20, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Thrown out? Manchester City to learn Champions League fate this month

Manchester City will find out later this month if they will be thrown out of the Champions League due to Financial Fair Play breaches.

Arsenal's Europa League opponents banned from bringing away fans to the Emirates Stadium

Eintracht Frankfurt won't be allowed to bring away fans to their game against Arsenal next month, after receiving a ban from UEFA.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy whilst coduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Why Arsenal are playing Vitoria at 3:50pm on a Wednesday?

Arsenal will get to pretend they're playing in the Champions League instead of the Europa League when they play on Wednesday next month instead of Thursday, but what's that about?
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal scores his sides goal pass goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Hilarious Euro rankings puts Arsenal above Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea

European co-efficients are a funny thing and never moreso than this season when Arsenal are ranked above United, Spurs and Chelsea despite being in the Europa League once again.
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Harry Kane of Tottenham looks dejected as he walks past the European Cup after the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

UEFA act after letter from Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool fans

UEFA have capped the price of away tickets after a letter from fan groups representing Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Chelsea showed what was possible when we all work together for the same goal.

UEFA rank Arsenal above Liverpool while Tottenham leapfrog Manchester United

UEFA have ranked Arsenal ahead of Liverpool after they updated their co-efficient table to take into account this season's European competitions.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs get poor response from UEFA after complaints

UEFA wants clubs to help fans shoulder the financial burden of travelling to European finals because they have to give tickets to sponsors.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Europa League final: Official Arsenal v Chelsea teams

So, it's finally here, the final match of Arenal's season all the way out in Baku.

UEFA forbid Arsenal from wearing Mkhitaryan tshirts

Arsenal players will not be able to show any sign of support for Henrikh Mkhitaryan before the Europa League final thanks to UEFA's rules.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United ahead of the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho says sorry to Arsenal and Chelsea fans

Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy to Arsenal and Chelsea fans who are unable to attend the Europa League final in Baku while pointing out there is much more pressure on Arsenal to win the game than his old club.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

What UEFA's report really said about Baku ahead of Europa League final

UEFA's own report stated that Baku was not fit to host the Champions League or Europa League final, claiming that local university dormitories and campsites would be needed to house supporters.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Herikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal leaves the pitch after the match is called off due to poor weather conditions of the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham at Meadow Park on February 04, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal need to remind UEFA they are nothing with clubs

I’m often told that politics has no place in football, but those critics are oddly silent as Arsenal and Chelsea fans struggle to get to a match that a professional footballer won’t play in because he doesn’t feel safe.

Arsenal face UEFA punishment over Baku protests

Arsenal fans are being warned that the club faces punishment if any fans protest about the farce that is the Europa League final at the match in Baku.

Arsenal and Chelsea farce shows the future of football excludes fans

Fanzones. That's where UEFA want football fans. As far away as possible from the actual football where they might ruin the spectacle beamed around the world with their loutish, working-class behaviour.