Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole believes Chelsea managers are under more pressure to win trophies than their Arsenal counterparts.
The assertion came after Arsenal’s shocking 1-0 loss to BATE Borisov, while the Blues scored their first away goals in 2019 in a 2-1 win over Malmo in Sweden.
And Cole hinted that out of the two new managers Sarri is more likely to face more scrutiny as he is expected to deliver silverware – unlike Emery.
“Everyone has settled into Arsenal over the last 10-12 years, that it’s ok for Arsenal not to win things,” he told FourFourTwo via BT Sport.
“But with Chelsea when they don’t win – a bit like how Manchester United were when things went bad for them – because the expectations are always there, and they have been with Chelsea over the last 20 years; when they go on a bad run like this it becomes a crisis quicker than it does at Arsenal.
“With Arsenal, people just accept that they’re probably not going to win anything and they’re in this 10-year transitional period.
“But with Chelsea, the pressure is on, the club demands to win things, so I think everyone looks at it in a different way.
“If you’re a player and you’re going to move to Chelsea or Arsenal now, you’re going to prefer Chelsea because there’s a better quality of players there, a better standard, and you’ll have more chance of winning things.”
Up next for Chelsea is a big showdown in Stamford Bridge against Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth-round tie, while the Gunners are confident of qualifying when the Belarusians return to the Emirates next Thursday.
"When Chelsea go on a bad run, it becomes a crisis quicker." 🔵
"With Arsenal, people accept they probably aren't going to win anything." 🔴
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