Take a moment to smile at the arrogance of Jose Mourinho and that little twerp Ashley Cole.
2 Years ago they decided to go behind Arsenals backs and have a secret meeting. Cole denied the meeting and Jose showed his true colours by blatantly lying to the world! “I have never met the boy. I was in Milan at the time.”
Less than a week later the truth came out and suddenly everything was Arsenals fault. We suffered the following season and Cole and Jose didn’t help by constantly talking to the media about Wenger and the club. Wenger was called a voyeur and so much more.
The season ended on a high for us with a small matter of a CL final to play and we witnessed a lack lustre un inspired performance by Cole. His time was clearly up and we knew he would go. None of us wanted him to go to Chelsea but when it was clear that no other team wanted him, (Who can blame them?) Chelsea was the only destination.
Once again though they showed their true colours by not coming to the party with the money. They held all the cards, all we had was a turd of a player that needed to go. Chelsea refused to budge and as the transfer window came to a close it was desperation time. Chelsea had a player that didn’t want to be at SB anymore in Gallas. A swap deal was negotiated + 5 million to Arsenal. Jose was furious because everything was done at the last minute, leaving him no time to replace Gallas.
Arsenal fans asked the question: Who got the better deal?
Well. Cole would have added nothing extra to Arsenal this season points wise. I don’t think he could have done any better than Clichy. Gallas had a stop start season for us but contributed when he did play, but probably didn’t bring in a wow factor.
Cole brought nothing special to Chelsea and that was proven each and every time Bridge played. As a matter of fact I think Bridge played a better game all around.
Chelsea suffered defensively a lot this season. There is no doubt that Gallas was sorely missed. Had Gallas remained at Chelsea would they have conceded as many goals? It’s difficult but Chelsea fans called him their best defender over Terry.
Personally I have no doubt now that Arsenal got the better deal. Yes Gallas hasn’t had the best season for us, but his move definitely had a negative affect on Chelsea. Even cost them their title?
I wonder If Jose realises that two years ago when he arranged to meet with Cole he was plotting his own downfall. Perhaps he will be at SB next season but if not could that one move be enough to convince Abramovich to push him out?