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The Big Six, including Arsenal, have accepted Premier League fines of just £3.5m each for their part in the European Super League fiasco.

But the Gunners, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City have agreed they would face £20m penalty fees and 30-point deductions if they joined any future rebel scheme.

The decision, likely to be fiercely contested by the 14 teams left out of the coup attempt, is League chief Richard Masters’ attempt to draw a line under the debacle.

Masters, who enlisted the backing of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help foil the breakaway in the space of 48 tumultuous hours, dismissed all calls for points deductions for the Six.

He also recognises that, for all their plotting, the Big Six remain the driving force of the Prem’s global success story.

And by getting them to sign up to future draconian penalties, Masters and fellow League bosses believe they have put the Super League genie back in the bottle for ever.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are considering a swap deal for Wolves star Ruben Neves that would see wantaway ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles going the other way to Molineux.

According to the Daily Express, the Gunners could use Maitland-Niles in order to lower Neves’ £35million asking price.

Manager Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for a new midfielder that would partner up with Thomas Partey in the summer transfer window as Granit Xhaka is set to leave the north Londoners and is likely to join Roma.

And finally, Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is going to reject any new offer from Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek.

That is according to the Daily Mirror, who claim Ek is ready to come back with a second bid of over £2billion to take over the club he has supported since his childhood.

The Swedish billionaire had an initial offer of £1.8billion turned down recently.

But Kroenke’s stance will not change no matter what, even though the entrepreneur has insisted that he is ready for a long takeover battle.



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