Arsenal’s great Petit slams membership switch coverage

Former Highbury great Emmanuel Petit has slammed Arsenal’s switch coverage, accusing the membership of spending an excessive amount of cash on ‘the wrong players’.

Mikel Arteta’s males had a poor season, finishing eighth within the Premier League and failing to qualify for Europe for the primary time in 25 years.

The north London membership have been additionally overwhelmed by the Villarreal winners within the semi-final of the Europa League.


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Petit has aimed the membership homeowners, the Kroenke household, over their switch technique.

The Frenchman, who made 116 appearances for Arsenal, informed The Solar: “I now not acknowledge the membership. I do not see Arsenal’s blood on the pitch.

“It isn’t a cash query as a result of Arsenal they’ve the facility to provide a player £ 70million if they need.

“It is a query of profile – who do you need your teams for when it comes to character and high quality?

“What’s Arsenal doing within the switch market? I do not perceive it. They spend cash – typically some huge cash – however on the wrong player. ”

Petit is anxious the membership may continue to say no if there is no such thing as a change of course soon.

He added: “That is Arsenal’s turning point, they’re on the end of the world. They should take the suitable course in any other case they are going to drop, drop and drop once more and it will likely be harder for them to draw players.

“With all of the respect I’ve for him [Bukayo] Saka a [Emile] Smith Rowe – they have been enjoying great, particularly Saka – however the different players – the skilled players – what have they dropped at the team since their arrival?

“It’s important to have a look at your self within the mirror.”

For Arsenal to compete additional up the table subsequent season they might want to analysis the switch market, and have been closely concerned with Norwich playmaker Emi Buendia, it reportedly bid £ 30 million to Argentina.

Aston Villa are additionally as they hope to companion Buendia with Jack Grealish. Dean Smith reportedly desires Buendia in a pivotal position attacking midfield subsequent season, whereas placing Grealish on the left wing so he can break inside.

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