- Manchester City have accused Arsenal of planning their UEFA ban
- The Citizens have been banned from all European competitions for two straight seasons
- The Etihad club claim that the Gunners are leading other clubs against their appeal
Man City have accused Arsenal of plotting to ensure their plea to overturn their Champions League ban does not work, SunSport reports.
The Citizens have been banned from all European competitions for the next two years - the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.
The English champions were also slammed with a staggering €30 million fine after they were found guilty of breaking financial fair play rules.
Man City got into the hook of Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) following a discovery that it misled UEFA by increasing its sponsorship revenues when submitting accounts as part of the FFP compliance process.
The pronouncement means Pep Guardiola and his boys will not take part in any UEFA's elite competition from next season and would also be made to pay the heavy fine for deliberate breaching of the rules and code of conduct.
However City have lodged an appeal in a bid to reverse the verdict to the Court of Arbitration in March, but the continued spread of the coronavirus may make it difficult for the case to be heard.
According to SunSport, a report has surfaced that eight of the Premier League's top ten, including runaway leaders Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, lodged an application to prevent City putting off the ban while their appeal is unanswered.
The other two clubs that did not join in are Sheffield United and Manchester City themselves.
It was also reported in the Mirror that Arsenal are the forefront leading other clubs against City’s appeal.
This might be not be unconnected to the faceoff between the two clubs since Arsene Wenger tackled Sheikh Mansour's investment into the Citizens in 2008.
The problems escalated when Arsenal stars Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri and Bacary Sagna all dumped the Gunners for the Etihad.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus could be declared Serie A champions as the league looks to be cancelled as coronavirus is showing no signs of ending.
Italy have recorded the worst cases of the deadly pandemic since early March as games across all nations have been put to an end.
Juventus lead the pack with just a point ahead of Lazio and nine points above Inter Milan as matches have been postponed indefinitely.
Members of the Italian Football Association could discuss cancelling the league in a conference to be held Monday, March 30, 2020.
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