Tag: Emmanuel Petit

Emmanuel Petit played for Arsenal Football Club. The former French midfielder joined Arsenal from Monaco in 1997 for £2.5m. Petit left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2000 for £7m. In total, he made 118 appearances for Arsenal and scored 11 goals. “Manu” wore the number 17 shirt for Arsenal. The World Cup winner works as a pundit on British and French television. He was born on September 22, 1970.

Former French midfielder and 1998 World Champion, Emmanuel Petit poses during a photo session on September 14, 2017 in Paris. Challenged Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger "is still the man of the situation" said Arsenal former player Emmanuel Petit, who regrets "to see that this club no longer attracts top players." (Photo credit CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Ex-Gunner admits Arsenal wanted to re-sign him amid Manchester United regret

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit reveals why he regrets choosing Chelsea over Manchester United in 2001 after considering his then wife's desire to live in London.
Could Arsenal really be interested in Neymar transfer? Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on prior to the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lille LOSC at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on February 19, 2023. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal legends encourage Neymar to sign for Gunners

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit views Neymar as a potential fit for the club, amid the transfer rumours surrounding the player's departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona's Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gestures before the start of the friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 24, 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

12 players who played for Arsenal and Barcelona

12 players have pulled on the shirt of both Arsenal and Barcelona, although most pull on the Arsenal shirt first.
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"We have lost our DNA" Former fan favourite hits out at Arsenal

Bacary Sagna has hit out at Arsenal for spending a lot of money on young players, losing their DNA and becoming a club that you know will always lose in a scathing interview with Emmanuel Petit.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 14: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 14, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)

Petit warns Messi and Manchester City about Premier League move

Former Arsenal and Barcelona man, Emmanuel Petit, has warned Lionel Messi against a move to the Premier League this summer.
TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Petit Aaron Ramsey comments not new and also wrong

Emmanuel Petit has seemingly hit out recently at rumours linking Aaron Ramsey with a return to Arsenal saying the midfielder 'wanted to leave' but none of it is what it seems.

“If I was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, I would leave” says Arsenal double-winner

Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Petit, has said he would walk away from Arsenal if he was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but when he walked away himself, he won nothing.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (2nd L) reacts after Atletico equalize during the UEFA Europa League first leg semi-final football match between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Arsenal legend exclusive: Star forward must use Atletico match to secure Russia ticket

Emmanuel Petit thinks fellow Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette needs to put in a performance in Madrid on Thursday to convince Didier Deschamps to name him in his World Cup squad this summer.

Exclusive: Arsenal legend insists Gunners midfielder 'must improve' in these 3 areas immediately

Emmanuel Petit thinks Granit Xhaka has a few areas to work on if he's really going to push on and become the player he can be, after the 25-year-old captained the side this weekend.

[Exclusive] Petit on the Atletico Madrid tie, Arsenal’s away struggles and Manchester United

This week we spoke to former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit about the upcoming games against Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, and he suggested that the Gunners need to forget the Premier League at this point.

France legend admits Arsenal star 'isn't the same' anymore

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is concerned for Laurent Koscielny's World Cup chances.

Former Arsenal midfielder says club need to aim higher than Aubameyang

Former Gunner Emmanuel Petit thinks Arsenal should be 'aiming higher' than players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Malcom.

Emmanuel Petit makes a very bold claim about Arsenal

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit reckons that his former club's title challenge is far from over.

Emmanuel Petit names two Arsenal players he believes have ulterior motives for improved form

Emmanuel Petit feels Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are playing for a move in January.

Emmanuel Petit has an interesting theory about the loyalty of Tottenham and Arsenal's players

Emmanuel Petit believes the key difference between Arsenal and Tottenham is the commitment of their players.

Emmanuel Petit decides whether or not Arsene Wenger should be sacked as Arsenal manager

It's too early to consider Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal, says Emmanuel Petit.
Emmanuel Petit of Barcelona in action during the Pre-Season Friendly Tournament match against Arsenal held at the Amsterdam ArenA, in Amsterdam, Holland. Barcelona won the match 2-1.

Emmanuel Petit decides which is the better side between Tottenham and Arsenal

Emmanuel Petit believes Tottenham are better than Arsenal now, and will try to humiliate them at the Emirates.

Emmanuel Petit explains the big mistake Arsene Wenger made against Manchester City

Emmanuel Petit wasn't impressed with Arsene Wenger's decision to start Francis Coquelin in defence on Sunday.

Emmanuel Petit says "it was a mystery" why Arsene Wenger made this tactical decision...

Just like everyone else on the planet, Emmanuel Petit doesn't have the foggiest notion why his former manager didn't pick Alexandre Lacazette to start against Manchester City.

Emmanuel Petit blasts Arsenal after Manchester City defeat

Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit, blames not just Arsene Wenger but the current players for the Gunners' uninspiring displays on the pitch this season.

Arsenal legend says Wenger still right man but doesn't explain why

Emmanuel Petit still believes that Arsene Wenger is the right man to lead Arsenal. 

Emmanuel Petit admits being “reduced to a sexual object” and liking it

In one of his more bizarre interviews with French radio broadcaster Europe 1, Emmanuel Petit talked about his success in football and how it turned him into a "sexual object" for women.
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Arsenal legend blasts current players for acting like 'babies' during Liverpool shambles

Emmanuel Petit is 'very upset' with Arsenal following their 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
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You won't believe what this Arsenal legend said about the Gunners' 28-year-old

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has said he would sell Mesut Ozil this summer.
Emmanuel Petit of Barcelona in action during the Pre-Season Friendly Tournament match against Arsenal held at the Amsterdam ArenA, in Amsterdam, Holland. Barcelona won the match 2-1.

Arsene Wenger told to complete deal for 26-year-old

Emmanuel Petit wants Arsenal to sign Leicester's Riyad Mahrez.

Arsenal legend claims Barcelona attempted to blackmail him

Former Gunner, Emmanuel Petit, claims that Barcelona tried to blackmail him when he wanted to sign for Chelsea in 2001.
Emmanuel Petit of Barcelona in action during the Pre-Season Friendly Tournament match against Arsenal held at the Amsterdam ArenA, in Amsterdam, Holland. Barcelona won the match 2-1.

Ex-Arsenal star criticises club's ambition - Not the same as Manchester City

Emmanuel Petit has said that Arsenal do not have the same ambition as Manchester City.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 10: Thomas Vermaelen poses as he is unveiled as a new player for FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium on August 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

5 Arsenal players named in 15 worst Barcelona signings of all time

Five former Arsenal players have been included in Barcelona's 15 worst signings of all time.
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Midfielder who played under Wenger for two different clubs gives honest assessment of the...

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has shown faith in Arsene Wenger's ability to recover from last term's forgettable season and believes Arsenal will be stronger next season.
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Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder believes the Gunners have to "get the chequebook out"...

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes the Gunners need to "get the chequebook out" if they are to compete with their Premier League rivals.

Emmanuel Petit: I would love to see Kylian Mbappe at Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has stated his desire to see Arsenal win the race to sign Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappé.

Olivier Giroud admits jealousy over these 2 Arsenal players

Olivier Giroud has said he is jealous of team-mates Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil.
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Former Arsenal man picks 3 managers who could replace Arsene Wenger

Ahead of this weekend's FA Cup Final clash with Chelsea, former midfielder Emmanuel Petit had his say on who he'd like to win, what Arsenal need to do to challenge for honours once more and who should replace Wenger when he does eventually depart.
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Arsenal must do this in the summer says former Gunner

Former Gunner, Emmanuel Petit, believes that Arsenal need to break their salary cap in order to entice big players to the Emirates.
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Which London club did Emmanuel Petit say has 'not had good FA Cup preparation'?

Ex-Gunner, Emmanuel Petit, believes that Arsenal are under-prepared for their FA Cup final clash against another one of his former teams, Chelsea.
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World Cup winner warns former side of having a 'loser image' unless they spend

Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit, claims that the Gunners are in danger of developing a 'loser image' if they don't spend this summer.
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Emmanuel Petit: Arsenal players told me they want this to change

Emmanuel Petit has told BT Sport that Arsenal players have told him they want change – but not of the manager.
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Petit – Wenger must do this in the summer if he stays

Emmanuel Petit believes that Arsene Wenger must sign ‘six or seven’ players to turn things around at the club if he stays.

Arsenal legend uses Manchester City star to highlight what Arsenal need

Emmanuel Petit seems to love a rant about Arsenal, despite apparently 'loving' the club and this time he's just making stuff up.

Former Gunner claims this Arsenal legend was a 'psycho'

Emmanuel Petit was talking with Le vestiaire show from SFR Sport about his time at Arsenal and this time had a few words on Dennis Bergkamp and Martin Keown.