Football

Gary Neville Says It’s ‘a Fact’ Arsenal Are a Bigger Club Than Chelsea

Gary Neville Says It’s ‘a Fact’ Arsenal Are a Bigger Club Than Chelsea

Gary Neville has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by claiming Arsenal are a bigger club than their Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The Manchester United legend was speaking in his usual role as a pundit on Sky Sports this afternoon during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City, and made the claim following the final whistle.

In a post-match discussion about the race for the Premier League title, Neville asked fellow pundit and former Gunners striker Niall Quinn if he thought Arsenal would go out and spend £150 million during the summer transfer window, and insisted there was no reason why they shouldn’t when City, Manchester United and Chelsea were all likely to do similar.

He then, as reported by Squawka News, said: “Arsenal are a bigger club than Chelsea. They are – that’s just a fact.

“That’s not a criticism of Chelsea. They’ve done really well in the last 10/15 years.”

Arsenal have won 13 top-flight English titles compared to Chelsea’s five, but the last time Arsene Wenger’s team were champions was back in 2004 – and Chelsea have won it four times since.

Moreover, Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012 and the Europa League in 2013 – two competitions Arssenal have never won.

So, is Neville right, or are Chelsea the bigger club in a modern sense? Does history count for much?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

Why Liverpool Really Need to Start Winning.. Starting With Burnley

Jonny BoyleJanuary 21, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020