Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Petit has said that “Arsenal players need to be told to stop acting “like babies,”
Arsene Wenger’s men have lost two of their opening three Premier League games, including a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool before the international break.
The nature of the defeat at Anfield, where Arsenal did not have a shot on target and had goalkeeper Petr Cech to thank for the scoreline not being even worse, led Wenger to call the performance “disastrous’.’
Former World Cup winner Petit, who helped Arsenal to the double in 1998, believes the players need a major wake-up call if the club are to achieve success this season.
“When I see them play they seem to play without motivation,” Petit told the Sunday Mirror. “The blame is put on Arsene, but I cannot see that it is all down to him. Why should it be?
“Why should a player need motivating to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, in one of the best stadiums in the world? Some of them do not seem to know what it means to wear that Arsenal shirt.