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Chelsea taunt Arsenal in Ashley Cole farewell message

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Chelsea have rattled some feathers, as they launch a somewhat light-hearted attack on London rivals Arsenal in their goodbye message to Ashley Cole.

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Arsenal dig

The Daily Express reports how Chelsea included a gloating section in their statement referring to Cole's initial transfer to Stamford Bridge as well as Arsenal's lack of success in the past nine years.

Chelsea, however, have given the 33-year-old an invigorating send off, expressing how thankful they are for his eight years of service, which saw him lift every trophy possible both domestic and European, including the FA Cup an impressive four times. 

Farewell message

In their farewell message, the Blues remarkably offered up a direct dig to Cole's former club Arsenal on their website and all over their social media channels, focusing on how the left-back made the right choice in leaving the Gunners. 

The statement read: "His remarkably consistent high level of performance was always appreciated by the Chelsea support, who welcomed him to Stamford Bridge even though he joined from big London rivals Arsenal, with William Gallas moving the other way as part of a transfer deadline day deal in August 2006.

"Cole has had no reason to regret his switch across the capital, collecting winners' medals for the Champions League, the Premier League, the Europa League, the League Cup, the Community Shield and the FA Cup four times, taking him to his all-time record seven wins in that competition's long history.

"Arsenal without Cole did not lift silverware until this year's FA Cup final a week after he played his final Chelsea game."

Cole's future?

Cole, who has now been released by the west London club is yet to decide on his future, with heavy speculation linking him with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

There has also been rumours of a move to the MLS but the left-back, who recently retired from international duty, is entirely focused on European club football and feels that he still has much to offer.

This effectively means that Cole will most likely opt to move to the Nou Camp should the Catalan club decide to sign him.

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