Regarded by many as the greatest player to have ever played the game, the 74-year-old scored 1281 goals in 1363 games during his illustrious career in which he also lifted the World Cup trophy three times. “He’s a very good player, everybody knows”.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Pele, said: “Arsenal would be a good team to play for”.
We overheard an interesting conversation at the smoking area here at the Transfer Tavern earlier today, with legendary Brazilian footballer Pele declaring he would play for Arsenal in the modern era.
Expressing his admiration for reigning European champions FC Barcelona, football legend Pele has said the Catalan giants come closest to the style of the World Cup winning Brazilian teams of his generation.
Who would you rather play for…Arsenal or Chelsea?
He added that he would have been happy to play for Barcelona or Arsenal.
Arsenal have struggled to assert themselves in the Premier League this season and lost 2-0 to Chelsea last weekend, after having Gabriel and Santi Cazorla sent off.
“Between Chelsea and Arsenal?”
Pele has now jumped to his defense, saying he prefer the erratic behaviour of Costa to the biting of former Liverpool star Luis Suarez.
‘Unfortunately so many things like this happen on the pitch and this is not good. “I suffered all my life with good marking”.