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Mikel Arteta reacts as the FA reject Project Big Picture proposal

Premier League clubs voted unanimously to reject the Project big picture proposal on Wednesday and now Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has claimed that the authorities must find a way that benefits every club and not just the top clubs.

The Spaniard claims that the lower League clubs must be protected.

He said to the BBC: “We have to find a way that works for everybody.

“That can make this game sustainable and we can still evolve regarding the context we are in at the moment, which is important as well.

“It’s different to what it was 20 years ago. We have to move. We have to share a vision to achieve that at the end of the day for the benefit of everyone.”

The project big picture wanted to cut the Premier League down from 20 clubs to 18 clubs to ease the fixture congestion.

Furthermore, had the proposal been accepted, the bottom two teams in the Premier League would have been relegated automatically and the 16th placed team would have played in the championship playoffs.

The League Cup and the Community Shield would have been abolished as well and a 250 million pound fund would have been injected into the English Football League. The FA would have received a payout because of their losses due to the current health crisis as well.

Finally, the proposal wanted the longest-serving 9 clubs to have special voting rights on certain issues in the Premier League.

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