23rd August, 2018
“Chelsea have gone about their business a little bit quiet in terms of having a new manager. They should be fighting for the title, but I don’t think people are [thinking that way] at the minute. To get six points from two games, it’s a fantastic start. They’ve just got to keep going.”
It will be recalled that Ashley Cole also played for Arsenal F.C. in his Premier League days. He was a double Premier League champion with the team. He also took a look at the Gunner’s situation as they started the campaign with back-to-back defeats to City and Chelsea. He gave his opinion on Arsenal’s situation as follows:
“With Arsenal, there’s a new manager still, but I think the first two games they had were very, very difficult, so I think they’ll start picking up points now.”
“I used to watch the games with [Wenger] in the long jacket and you don’t see that no more,” he said. “But times change, people move on, and I think it was his time to go. And obviously they’ve brought in a new manager with new ideas and a new philosophy.
“I think it might take a little bit of time, he has to gel the players together, he’s got a few new players. To put his philosophy across and how he wants to play, I don’t think it’s going to happen straight away.”