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Seaman turns on Arsenal over treatment of Chelsea star Cole

Arsenal legend David Seaman has turned on his old club over their treatment of Ashley Cole when he moved to Chelsea.

The England defender left Arsenal in 2006 in acrimonious circumstances after being found guilty of secretly meeting Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Seaman, speaking about the controversy, told the Daily Star Sunday: "Ashley Cole got dealt with badly at Arsenal and he was hung out to dry a little bit - and that is all I can really say."

Cole targets former vice-chairman David Dein for not doing enough to keep him at Arsenal, while Thierry Henry was being wined and dined, getting told how much the club wanted him to stay.

Looking back at it, Seaman said: "The true ­stories never come out.

"Ashley has been dealt with wrongly by the club and I am not going to go into anything else on that.

"I love Ashley as a player and as a man. He is also the best left-back in the world, not one of them, the best left-back.

"He used to get changed down but one from me, ­because he was number three.

"I have seen him grow up into the great player that he is now.

"And I feel really proud for what he has achieved. I know some Arsenal fans may not like that but I am sorry but I know what I know, and I like him."

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