Signed by Arsenal in 1997 from Monaco for £2.5 million, Manu Petit joined his old manager Arsene Wenger in North London forming a formidable central midfield partnership with fellow Frenchman Patrick Vierra. During his three year spell with The Gunners it was his first year that was the most memorable as Arsenal completed the Premier League and FA Cup double and was then it capped off with winning the World Cup.
Petit was sold along with Marc Overmars to Barcelona in 2000 for £7 million but failed to settle and returned to England with Chelsea just a year later. A knee injury caused his retirement in 2005 just when he was on the verge of a move back to Arsenal but was unable to regain full fitness and an operation on the knee would mean that he would never be able to achieve this.
In this interview he reveals the troubles that he personally endured at Barcelona, why he should of joined Manchester United on returning to England and why he never felt fully accepted by Chelsea fans.
There have been many of us for a long while now that have disputed Arsene Wenger's eye sight. It is seemingly brilliant when it comes to incidents that go against Arsenal and virtually blind when his team have got away with something.
"I did not see the incident" has almost become his personal catch phrase over the years he has said it so many times even when everybody else in the ground including those in Row Z have seen it as clear as day.
But maybe, just maybe I misunderstood and he really is almost blind in one eye or maybe both so he is telling the truth when he says he did not see and is just supporting his team when a decision has gone against them and making it up as he goes along when being interviewed. This view point is gathering evidence and Ray Parlour brought it up in a recent interview on "Goals on Sunday" with a couple of funny stories all to do with just how blind Wenger really is!
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