Emirates legend puts the boot into big spenders at Stamford Bridge and Eastlands.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has hit out at ‘big mouth’ rivals who claimed his team would not have a chance in winning the Premier League.
The 27-year-old claims Chelsea and Manchester City were arrogant in dismissing the Gunners as title contenders and criticised the way those clubs spend lavish amounts of money.
Manchester City have spent around £380million on players in the last two years, while Chelsea spent £71million on transfer deadline day, bringing in Fernando Torres and David Luiz.
But van Persie claims the Arsenal way is finally bearing fruit and is shown by the Premier League standings.
“I still strongly believe in my club’s philosophy,” Van Persie said.
“A club like Manchester City change their philosophy every year and Chelsea spent about €80m this season.
“Two clubs who had a big mouth before the season, thinking that Arsenal wouldn’t play a role in the title race but we are still ahead of them.
“And just by playing our own game, through our own philosophy.”