MANU Petit has delivered a verbal volley to Arsenal’s under-performing stars ahead of the derby clash against Tottenham on Sunday. Arsene Wenger’s men go in to the vital Premier League clash desperate to regain some pride, see off the old enemy and collect points in the race for a top four finish.
The game comes on the back of a disastrous spell for the Gunners in which we have gone out of the FA Cup against Sunderland and suffered a humiliating 4-0 reverse against AC Milan in the Champions League in the San Siro.
That result has all but put paid to our Euro aspirations so all that remains is fourth spot and a place in next season’s Champions League. And former Highbury midfielder Petit has reminded the present squad they have a call of duty – and he doesn’t mince his words in the current issue of France Football.
According to translation from Matt Spiro (@mattspiro), a journalist based in Paris, Petit, who was in dressing room after Leeds and Villa FA Cup victories, says the Arsenal players must “pull fingers out of their arses”.
Petit says he cant believe difference in behaviour between Henry and others in recent weeks and adds: “They live in ‘me first’ world. Stark contrast with Titi. Football isn’t about winning popularity contest on Twitter and Facebook.”