Chelsea v Arsenal

Chelsea's Cole in sly dig against Arsenal's style

November 30, 2008

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has told Arsenal their fancy football means nothing without medals.

The Gunners have not won a trophy since their FA Cup victory in 2005 and look unlikely to challenge for the Premier League this season after losing five games already.

And Cole, whose Chelsea side host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, said: ''In fairness to Arsenal, they are playing nice football but look at the past four years and who's won the trophies?

''They are fantastic to watch but I wouldn't want to be playing for a team that didn't win anything. Winning trophies is what counts.

''You are not going to be sitting on the beach in the summer at the end of the season speaking about that Cruyff turn you did back in December, or that nutmeg you did in January, are you?

''What's the point in that? You want to be thinking about winning trophies. That's what it's all about. We want to put some silverware on the table this year. And that's what we intend to do.''