‘This is the end of the street for them…make changes, you have to’: Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit lashes out at former club’s transfer policy after they missed out on Emiliano Buendia
- Emiliano Buendia on the brink of signing Aston Villa on a £40m deal
- The Norwich midfielder will complete his transfer on Tuesday after his medical examination
- It will be a bitter blow to Arsenal, who also wanted to sign Buendia
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit questioned his former club after they were beaten by Norwich star Emiliano Buendia at Aston Villa.
The midfielder is currently on international duty with Argentina and will undergo his medical examination before completing his transfer to Villa on Tuesday following a World Cup qualifier against Colombia.
As Sportsmail reported this weekend, Villa defeated Arsenal in the battle to get Buendia’s signature, after agreeing to pay £33million plus add-ons up to £40million, and a resale rate.
Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit says his former club ‘needs to make changes’
The Gunners were defeated by the signing of Norwich star Emiliano Buendia by Aston Villa
Petit told talkSPORT: ‘How many times have they been wrong in buying players from Arsenal? Defenders, Mustafi, Sokratis, with the same talent. They added players to players on players, but they made no difference between them.
“This is the end of the street for them. Make changes, you have to. It’s been like that for years, but what have they done?
‘It’s not a question of money, they have the money.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is under pressure this summer after a very disappointing season
“After all the notorious declines in Super League, after all the frustration in the transfer market and the profile of the players who left, I can understand that they should be careful about repaying the bank’s loan for the Emirates Stadium.
“I can understand that, but now that it’s over, it’s not the same. Don’t tell me it’s because of COVID-19 that when you spend £60m on players in each transfer market, you have the money to bring in talent.
‘Can you tell me how you choose your talent? How do you choose your profile? What is your target?’