Speaking to a fans forum this week, Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham apologised for the club’s role in the hottest topic in football right now.
“Those who know me know I care about this club, it was really tough, we have to repair, we made mistakes,” Venkatesham said.
“Arsenal were not the authors of this proposal, despite what many think.
“On this project ‘the train was leaving the station’, we made the decision to join. We made a bad decision, a terrible one.
“We made a terrible decision, now we need to make good ones. I have been in touch with all other 14 PL clubs to apologise for our part in this. We are working hard to rebuild our reputation.”