Before Arsenal and the rest of England’s big clubs announced that they will be withdrawing from the European Super League, Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson called for an emergency meeting.
He invited captains of all the Premier League clubs to come together to form a plan to oppose the rogue competition. Since the clubs decided to withdraw themselves, the meeting was cancelled, but some interesting news has come out.
The Athletic have revealed today that if the meeting had gone as planned, Hector Bellerin would’ve represented Arsenal, not skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It is claimed that the Spaniard, signed as a teenager by Arsenal a decade ago when Arsene Wenger was still at the helm, was picked to be Arsenal’s representative, which is really strange considering that Auba is the club captain.
Why was Bellerin picked over Aubameyang?
The report doesn’t go into the details of why Bellerin was picked by Arsenal over Aubameyang, but we can speculate the reasons behind the decision.
Firstly, the Gabon star is recovering from Malaria. Aubameyang probably wasn’t in the right health to represent Arsenal in a meeting of the highest importance, which is understandable.
The second reason could be Auba not being a very vocal skipper.
A lot has been said about the former Dortmund man not talking enough on the pitch. Those comments are mostly absurd, but in a meeting where the captains had to speak up, it was probably best to let someone like Bellerin take the lead.
The most important thing is that the Super League was crushed by everyone who loves the sport. It was amazing to see fans and players step up and make themselves heard, and thank god the owners heard them.
It’s now time to get the greedy owners out of our clubs.