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.

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder #33 Warren Zaire-Emery celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Paris Saint-Germain's French forward #10 Ousmane Dembele during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier Herault SC at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on November 3, 2023. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal warned against signing 26yo PSG winger

Emmanuel Petit advises Arsenal on transfer targets, critiquing Dembele's fit and advocating for Toney and a quality midfielder for the club.
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-Arsenal man admits club 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” Bacary Sagna 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)

Exclusive: Petit says Lacazette must use Atletico match to secure World Cup spot

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: Emmanuel Petit insists Xhaka must improve his game in these 3 areas

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.

Petit: He’s not the same player, he’s regressing

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

Petit: Arsenal should aim higher than Aubameyang

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

Petit: Arsenal winning the title can still happen

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

Petit questions Alexis and Ozil’s commitment

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

Petit: Tottenham players would reject Real Madrid and Barcelona but not Arsenal’s

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

Petit: Too early to consider Wenger’s future

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.

Petit: Tottenham are better than Arsenal

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

Petit: Playing Coquelin against Man City was a mistake

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

Petit: It was a mystery why Wenger didn’t start Lacazette

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.

Petit: Arsenal are a danger to themselves

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

Petit 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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Petit: These Arsenal players don’t realise how lucky they are

Emmanuel Petit is 'very upset' with Arsenal following their 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
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Emmanuel Petit: I would would sell Mesut Ozil

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.

Petit: Arsenal should sign Mahrez

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

Emmanuel Petit: Barcelona tried to blackmail me

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.

Petit: Arsenal don’t have same ambition as 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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Petit: “Arsenal will be stronger next year”

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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Petit: Arsenal must spend big to compete with Man Utd and City

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 jealously over Mertesacker and Ozi’s World Cup win

Olivier Giroud has said he is jealous of team-mates Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil.
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Petit: “Allegri, Simeone and Jardim could replace Wenger at Arsenal”

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 break salary cap now says Petit

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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Emmanuel Petit: Arsenal haven’t 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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Emmanuel Petit: Arsenal in danger of having a loser image

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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Petit: The players want change to transfer policy

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 bring in six or seven

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

Petit: ‘Arsenal need 40-goal striker like Aguero’

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