Arsenal and Tottenham shown clear path to forcing Man City Premier League points deduction


Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be handed the perfect blueprint to deal Manchester City a huge blow in their potential Premier League punishment for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Earlier this year, the Premier League announced that the English champions had been charged with over 115 alleged FFP breaches covering a nine-year period between the 2009/10-2017/18 seasons.

The rest of the Premier League have been monitoring the investigation after City have become the most successful team in modern history in England. Any potential punishment was speculated even further on Friday following confirmation of Everton's 10-point deduction for breaching FFP rules.

However, a potential loophole in the Toffees' future could result in Arsenal and Spurs benefiting from Man City's charges. After falling from 14th to 19th in the table, Everton could be sued by three current and former top-flight teams.

Leicester City, Southampton and Leeds United are all reportedly preparing to sue the Merseyside club for compensation. In 2022, Leeds and Burnley produced a joint letter complaining about Everton's spending - which is understood to have played a part in the punishment.

According to The Mail, all three have reaffirmed their plans to escalate the situation after being relegated at the end of the last season. Everton survived the drop on the final day at Leicester and Leeds' expense.

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Should the trio be successful, it could leave Everton with a heavy compensation bill, potentially bringing administration and a further nine-point penalty.

It must be remembered that every FFP case is different with every individual matter being overseen by a different panel. However, should Leicester, Leeds and Southampton receive their ideal outcome with their complaints, it could leave the door open for Arsenal and the rest of the Premier League to do similar if City are found guilty.

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