Kieran Maguire blasts Arsenal and Tottenham as 'dangerous' plan emerges after new talks
The likes of Tottenham and Arsenal have a “dangerous” and disproportionate level of influence over Premier League governance.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Premier League shareholders meeting on 22 September.
The Sun reported the previous day that top-flight clubs were at loggerheads over proposals to prevent a repeat of April’s Super League debacle.
Clubs outside the breakaway cabal are said to be furious at the “toothless” punishments dished out in the wake of the plot.
Arsenal, Tottenham and the rest of the so-called ‘big six’ were handed fines and will face a 30-point deduction if they revive the scheme.
It is claimed that the six are content with the current model and that the rest of the division know they are unlikely to enact meaningful reform.
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But Maguire argues that allowing the breakaway clubs undue influence could be catastrophic for other ambitious clubs.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “There have been 50 clubs who have got into the Premier League since it was set up.
“There are big clubs who may not be a part of the existing elite who want be more than just cannon fodder.
“That’s the danger of the proposals from Super League clubs. We could end up with a situation whereby other teams end up as whipping boys.
“If you look at the Premier League table for 1992-93, look at where Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Spurs, Arsenal finished.
“In fact, look at where Tottenham and Arsenal are now.”