Cape Town - Ashley
Cole has admitted that he takes some pleasure thinking about how
successful he has been over the last 10 years, compared to former club
The left-back, who currently plays for LA Galaxy, was part of the
Gunners' 2003/04 "Invincibles" team, but rejected a new £55,000-a-week
Arsenal contract in 2006 to join London rivals Chelsea for
During his time at the Blues, Cole won the Premier League, FA Cup,
League Cup, Champions League, and Europa League, while Arsenal only won
two FA Cups.
The 36-year-old told ITV's panel show "Play to the Whistle": "I had a
great time [at Arsenal], I missed the old players that were there but I
moved on and won every trophy I could. I wouldn't look back and say I
regretted it, no.
"If I'm honest, yeah - I still think to this day, I laugh to myself.
"I had a lot of history there and I think the way I left was maybe a bit dodgy, but the lack of respect they showed me as well."
He added: "Maybe I did things in the wrong way. But when I look back
at it now I think there were a lot of parties I could blame.
"But it's gone now, and it's 10 years down the line."