Pele: “I would play for Arsenal if I had the chance”

Pele: “I would play for Arsenal if I had the chance”

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Brazil legend Pele says he would rather play for Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal than the Premiership Champions.

Pele, who scored over a thousand goals in one of the finest careers in football history, says that it is Arsenal’s supposed philosophy of always open and attacking football that would win him over if he was still playing.

The 74-year-old is quoted in the Metro as saying:

“Arsenal is a good team to play for. I like the teams that play open football.

Between Chelsea and Arsenal? I would play for Arsenal if I had the chance.

The three time World Cup winner also criticised Brazil born Diego Costa for provoking Gabriel into getting sent off during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal last weekend.

“It is not a good message for children.

“He didn’t get a red card, but he was charged. It was dirty.

“Unfortunately so many things like this happen on the pitch and this is not good. That’s clear.

“It is not good for football.”