A former Arsenal and France Midfielder Emmanuel Petit has stated that former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira is disgusted with his former coach’s attitude towards old players.
Patrick Vieira is an Arsenal legend winning league titles and FA cups with them including that Invincible season.
Emmanuel Petit who played for Arsenal until he moved to Barcelona has stated that he wonders why none of the former players were offered roles at Arsenal after leaving the club. According to him he says this is a matter Patrick Vieira is also unhappy about as he wasn’t given the chance to work Wenger after retirement.
Speaking to SFR, he said: “Why didn’t Arsene open the door to Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira or Tony Adams?
“Arsene couldn’t imagine that anyone would criticise him openly on television, never mind a former Arsenal player.
“It is good to build statues to commemorate history. but at some point you have to open the doors to help them.
“When I see Dennis Bergkamp on Ajax’s bench, it doesn’t bother me, but I remember Dennis has a son in Arsenal’s academy.
“I was with Patrick two days before he went to the USA. There was an event organised by Manchester City in January, and I was one of four players invited by Patrick.
“I spoke with Patrick for two hours and I can say – and maybe he will not be happy that I am saying this in public – he is really disgusted by Arsenal & Arsene’s attitude.”