Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has slammed numerous the membership’s present gamers for treating their time on the Emirates Stadium like a trip.
The Frenchman was a star participant for Arsenal throughout Arsene Wenger’s reign, profitable the Premier League title within the 1997/98 season, so he ought to have a good quantity of information about what it takes to achieve success for the Gunners.
It appears clear Petit is much from impressed with this present Arsenal facet, who have been crushed 3-0 at residence to Liverpool over the weekend to majorly dent their hopes of even ending in a European place this season.
One thing wants to alter at Arsenal, and lots of followers will likely be questioning supervisor Mikel Arteta after his struggles in north London.
It appears, nonetheless, that Petit, talking completely to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Facet Wager on Crystal Palace v Chelsea, lays the blame on the door of among the gamers, as he believes numerous the extra skilled members of the squad are treating life on the membership like a vacation.
“I nonetheless consider they’ve some high quality gamers accessible to them – do I feel they’ve many high quality gamers? No,” Petit stated.
“They’ve a superb group of younger gamers, although which are nonetheless studying. I feel a few of these kids can turn out to be excellent in years from now – however to do this, they should see an instance being set by the senior gamers.
“It shouldn’t be at a membership like Arsenal that the youthful gamers are the one ones exhibiting ardour, battle and aggression. It wants to come back from the older gamers who ought to lead by instance.
“Once I take a look at the older gamers within the staff, it’s like they assume it’s a retreat soccer membership, someplace you simply go for a trip. They’ve ambition, however I don’t actually anticipate them to win massive video games anymore.
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“Should you took away the identify ‘Arsenal’ and checked out that group of gamers… common.
“On the finish of the season, if I’m Arsenal, if I’m Arteta, if I’m on the board, to be trustworthy with you, I feel my important concern is getting half of the dressing room out. Actually.”