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Petit says Arsenal is wasting opportunities

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Konstantinos Mavropanos of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides third goal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham at Meadow Park on February 4, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
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For the former Gunners midfielder, the English Premier League team is wasting its opportunities by not signing anybody during the transfer window.

Arsenal has not spent a dime during the January transfer window in the English Premier League.

But the team might need a player or two, as they are currently in the sixth position of the table with 47 points 15 points behind leaders Liverpool.

For former Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Petit, Arsenal not getting any new footballers during the January transfer market window is a wasted opportunity.

“The frustration level must be very high for Emery, as in only his second transfer window as Arsenal manager he was told he cannot sign anybody,” Petit was quoted by Sky Sports.

“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,” he complained.

“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?”

“Defensively, Arsenal have not been good enough this season, so I was surprised they did not try to sign defenders in January. But the problems they have will not be solved by signing a player or two,” he continued.

“Clearly, the defense is a problem. The better teams are getting through them far too easily, and when I hear Emery say he is happy with his defense and he does not need new players in these positions, I’m pretty sure he does not believe this.”

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