Leyton Orient defender Chorley does not regret leaving Arsenal

Leyton Orient defender Ben Chorley has no regrets over his time at Arsenal.

Leyton Orient defender Ben Chorley has no regrets over his time at Arsenal.

O's ace Chorley never made a senior appearance because he had the misfortune of being behind Keown, Sol Campbell, Matthew Upson and Pascal Cygan in the pecking order.

He said: "I could hardly bang on Arsene's door and ask him to put me in ahead of Keown and Campbell, who at the time were England's centre-half pairing.

"I bumped into my old mate Graham Stack, who is keeper at Hibs and was a year above me at Arsenal, and he said he still prepares for every match like he did when he was with the Gunners.

"Arsenal aren't used to playing League One sides and that's why you sometimes see Cup upsets. Although we are a passing side, we're under no illusions that taking them on at their own game will only lead to failure."

 
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