Arsenal and at least seven other Premier League clubs have voted against Manchester City’s right to Champions League qualification next season.
There is still a possibility that the Gunners who are currently 9th in the Premier League could profit from Man City’s competition ban.
The hearing of City’s appeal against a two-year ban from all UEFA has had to be delayed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
According to Daily Mail, eight of the Premier League’s top ten have submitted a joint application to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to ensure City cannot play in the Champions League while their appeal is heard.
The Gunners were joined by Liverpool, Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolves, Tottenham and Burnley in doing so.
Only Sheffield United and of course City themselves did not vote to try and prevent City keeping their spot in the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola’s side sit second in the Premier League but there expulsion from the competition would see the league’s fifth placed team qualify for the Champions League next season.
City were accused of attempting to deceive financial officials by covering up millions of funding by their Emirati owners as legitimate sponsorship income.