Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit has exploded over the Arsenal players for the dreadful start of the season.
In his interview, the old Frenchman talked about Arsenal’s transfer policy and also raised his concerns over the ambitions of the current players to pull on an Arsenal jersey.
Arsenal team looked hopeless on the field at the Anfield and suffered a horror defeat over League rivals, Liverpool.
Petit, now 46, said: “When I see them play – and I see them a lot – they seem to play without motivation. The blame is put on Arsene, but I cannot see that it is all down to him. Why should it be?
“Why should a player need motivating to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, in one of the best stadiums in the world?
“Some of them do not seem to know what it means to wear that Arsenal shirt.
“Maybe they should take a step back and ask themselves what they can give to the club. Not what the club can give to them.
“Someone should sit them down and tell them not to act like babies and kids. They should be proud of wearing that Arsenal shirt.
“No one expects them to win every game. That is not going to happen. But there must be pride in playing for the club. The body language of players puzzles me. Yes, Alexis Sanchez is a warrior. He always plays like that.
But many of those players do not seem to realise how lucky they are to be at the club. I just want to shake the tree and tell them how fortunate they are to play at a club of Arsenal’s standing. If Arsenal are to achieve anything this season, then the motivation must come back into the team – and the players have to be responsible for that.
“There is only so much the manager can do. But how can these players not motivate themselves to play? How is that possible?
“There will be motivation for some who have the World Cup at the end of the season. But you can not hope to go to a tournament like the World Cup if you are not in good form for your club.
“But that should not be the reason for them to play well. To play for Arsenal should be enough. That is what makes me so
On Club’s Transfer Policy:
“This will be the toughest season he has had,” added Petit. “I was disappointed only two players – Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac – arrived. I thought there would be more.
“I don’t understand the club’s transfer policy. But as much as it is down to Arsene what happens this season, the players also have a huge part to play.”
The 46-year-old is absolutely furious with the players at the club. Though many legends, Football pundits and obviously the fans( Try watching Arsenal fan TV, you’ll get a better idea) have criticized the manager, the club’s owners,and the players as well, but, what do you think is the root of all the problems?
Is the manager, the players or the club owner or something else? Let us know through the comments.
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