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Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit has urged Arsene Wenger to pick up another role at Arsenal and urged him to step down as the club’s boss, via the Daily Mail.
Some section of the club’s fans wants Wenger to step down from his role as manager and now he is reportedly considering his role at Arsenal and could step down as the Gunners boss should the fans unrest continue.
Petit has now urged Arsene Wenger to step down as boss while allowing one of his former players to take over as manager.
Petit, however believes Wenger should move to the role of director of football and abandon the day to day running of the club.
‘I am pretty sure he has to stay at the club but maybe it’s time for him to open the door for something else as well. When I look at the former players from Arsenal, how many of them have their badges to manage a team?
‘Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira, many, many great players, they have their own statue in front of the stadium. I think Arsene… it’s good to share the place with someone else and try to open the door to the former players.’
The former Arsenal man however blamed the lack of leaders in the squad for the Gunners recent struggles.
‘I think Arsenal has been missing something for ages, it’s mental,’ he added. ‘They’ve got great players and the way they used to play, for me is one of the best in Europe. But playing well on the pitch doesn’t mean you’re going to win the title.
‘You can play badly as well but you win the game. One thing that’s wrong with Arsenal is that you can see a lot of the players give up on the pitch. Mentally, I think they need to improve a lot but in terms of quality they have everything to win the title.
‘I think Arsene has done a great job in the 20 years he has been there and I respect this very highly, but when you look at the title they won it was because they had great leaders in the team.
‘They have great players but they are missing leaders and personality. If you want to win things, then you need to suffer.”
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