Liverpool legend explains why players will prefer to join Chelsea over Arsenal this summer

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Liverpool legend Stan Collymore has revealed players will join Chelsea over Arsenal this summer due to Chelsea’s transfer strategy under Frank Lampard.

Writing in his column for the Mirror, Collymore said: “I’ve been very critical of Arsenal over the last decade or so because they have allowed themselves to become the bridesmaid and never the bride.

“They’re a big club, they have a great stadium and play fantastic football, but they no longer have the bottle to mix it with the really big boys.

“Add in an ability to hemorrhage their best players and the message that would send out could be potentially disastrous.

“If I was a player in my mid-20s now and had a pick of three or four clubs of Arsenal’s size, I wouldn’t go near them.

“I’d be looking to see where the chatter was and I’d see it was all about Frank Lampard and Chelsea.

“‘He wants to sign Kai Havertz, he wants to sign Ben Chilwell, he’s already got Timo Werner… I’m up on that, I want to get on that bandwagon’.

“It’s completely at odds with Arsenal, who will almost be at a point where they have to bribe players to join them in the coming two or three years if they do let Aubameyang go.”

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