Why sack Wenger? Gunners legend Petit opens up and rips into Arsenal
Gunners legend Emmanuel Petit has slammed Arsenal and asked what the point in sacking Arsene Wenger was.
After another diappointing season and more calls from fans to sack Wenger last season, the Frenchman made the decision to pack his bags and leave the club after more than twenty years of service, in which he led the club to ten trophies.
And the Gunners moved swiftly to appoint Spanish boss Unai Emery from PSG, with the former Sevilla coach having a good reputation of winning silverware and playing the kind of football that the Gunners needed to challenge for a top four spot.
However, Petit has not been impressed by the Spaniard this season, and after another disappointing transfer window, in which they only managed to bring in Denis Suarez on loan, the Frenchman has hit out at hius former club.
‘The frustration level must be very high for Emery,’ Petit told the Irish Independent.
‘In only his second transfer window as Arsenal manager, he was told he cannot sign anybody.
‘You look at the money Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City spend and unless you join them and put the cash on the table to compete for the best players, you are going nowhere.
‘Tottenham are not spending money, but they are in the position Arsenal were in a few years ago building a stadium, but there is no excuse for Arsenal now.
‘If you sack Arsene Wenger and then say to the guy who replaces him you have no money to spend on new players, I would ask what was the point of sacking Wenger in the first place?’
Here is what we think.
Emery is a top manager that needs more than a season to turn around a Gunners side that is no longer capable of challenging for a Premier league title. He needs money to spend and bring in the type of world class players that will make a difference.
The problem he has is that the Gunners hierarchy have become accustomed to the ways of Wenger, and do not like to hand out big sums of money on a regular basis.