former Gunner Ashley Cole has expressed his desire to witness Arsenal fall out of the top four.

Chelsea’s left-back who sensationally swapped north London for west in 2006 is keen to jump back on the bad side of the Arsenal faithful after speaking his mind to the Daily Mail yesterday.

Cashley – as he is dubbed by gooners – still maintains ill feelings towards his old club whom he served since his teenage years.

Cole has now chosen to put fond memories at Arsenal and respect for his former employers aside to retaliate the majority in north London who wish the worst for him.

The 28-year-old has lingering hopes that Manchester City can replace Arsenal in the Premier League’s top four next season.

He said: “It’s going to be hard for them but they could do it.

“The players they’re buying are good and they might gel, click straight away and it’s magic.

But you can’t really say until we see them play. I hope they do because I have friends there. I hope they do really well and finish above Arsenal.”


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