Brazil football legend, Pele, has revealed that if he had a choice, he would have chosen to play for Arsenal and not their London rivals, Chelsea.
The three-time FIFA World Cup winner, was speaking on a recent visit to the UK, according to the report.
“Arsenal is a good team to play for,” Pele said.
“I like the teams that play open football. Today, it is difficult to decide which teams play that way.
“Barcelona are the closest in style to Santos and are almost the same style as Brazil in 1970.
“Between Chelsea and Arsenal? I would play for Arsenal. Do you think I still have a chance?”
The former Santos player, also blasted Blues striker Diego Costa, for his role in the red card given to Gunners defender Gabriel Paulista, last weekend at Stamford Bridge.
That is not a good message for children,” Pele added.
“But I don’t think he always used to play like that. Everybody is allowed to make one mistake, but it is not good for football and it is not good for him.
“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.”