Revealed: Why players would rather join Chelsea than Arsenal
Michael Owen has given his assessment as to why players would want to join Chelsea than Arsenal.
Both London clubs are struggling, participating in the Europa League and with 50 points in the Premier League. But with each club on a similar footing, Owen and Cole reckon they, and any prospective signing, would rather accept a move to Stamford Bridge under the current circumstances.
"Chelsea and Arsenal are virtually mirror image," Owen told BT Sport.
"Which team do you look at and go, wow what player, a good team? Everyone says Chelsea are under a big cloud, but I’d prefer Chelsea every day of the week over Arsenal," he added.
"Because the expectation is that they (Chelsea) have always got to be there (competing for titles), which Chelsea have been for the last 20 years, it becomes a crisis quicker than it does at Arsenal."
"With Arsenal, they’re probably not going to win anything, they’re in a ten year transitional period. Chelsea demand to win things. If you’re a player, you’d much rather move to Chelsea than Arsenal, there’s a better quality of player there and you’ve got more chance of winning things."