Ashley Cole Names Arsenal Triumph As His Favourite Winner’s Medal

By The Editor
on 4th February 2019

Ashley Cole named the league win in 2002 as his most cherished trophy…


 

Former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole named our league title win in 2002 as his most cherished winner’s medal as the Premier League legend reminisced on his career on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

Cole, who left us for Chelsea in acrimonious circumstances in 2006, won a host of trophies with the Blues including the European Cup in 2012.

He won a further two league titles and three FA Cups with our London rivals too, but it’s his first league title which Cole still holds dear.

The England icon joined the club at the age of nine as a budding youth player and his rise through the ranks is still the beacon of what the club hopes for the talent at Hale End.

Cole was handed his big break after a passport scandal saw Silvinho leave the club, and the academy graduate took his opportunity with both hands and never looked back.

Winning the double in his first season as a first-team regular, Cole announced his arrival at the top level of English football.

“Being a young kid from east London where I grew up, to playing for my boyhood club Arsenal and then getting a chance to win a Premier League medal, that’s probably number one on my list,” he said about his most precious winner’s medal.

It’s interesting to see that Cole still has fond memories of his time at Arsenal with many under the impression that he couldn’t wait to get out of the place.

Since his departure from English football, the 38-year-old has been more open about his exit and his regret at how things played out in the end.

While he didn’t suffer in terms of his achievements on the pitch, a bit of Cole still probably wonders what life would’ve been like if he’d stayed at the club that raised him for the rest of his career.



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