Why it’s wrong to call Chelsea an area boys’ club – Segun Arinze

Veteran Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze, has faulted those tagging Chelsea Football Club as an “Area Boys” Club.

Many football fans refers to Chelsea an area boys club in Nigeria, probably because of the large support the club enjoyed at motor parks, markets as well as among the area boys in the country.

Arinze however explained that Chelsea is a club for the elite, adding that the location of the club distinguishes it among its contemporaries.

Responding to a question on why the club is perceived as an Area Boys club on PUNCH Online‘s Stars Talk Football Programme, on Thursday, NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered that he said;

“I don’t know where the talk for Area boys came in. It is a club for the elite. It is in the elite area of London. If those saying that know that, they will not be saying that,”

He, however, described the defeat of Chelsea by some clubs as “insulting”.

“I find it insulting when small clubs defeat Chelsea and I ask myself if Lampard is really ready,” he added.

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