Former Arsenal midfielder slams Wenger

Updated: October 16, 2011

Ex Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has slammed Arsene Wenger for failing to sign a defensive midfielder during the close season.

Petit, who spent a number of successful seasons with the Gunners, has watched as his former side have left Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy all leave the club in recent months.

While Arsenal have brought in Mikel Arteta, Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker, while Yossi Benayoun has been brought in on loan, Petit feels that Wenger should have brought in defensive midfielder

“It’s very unbalanced. I don’t understand why Arsene (Wenger) didn’t go after Scott Parker or Joey Barton. And you don’t play at the top level with the sort of defence Arsenal has,” Petit told the Daily Mail.

“The team will never be complete with all the injuries either, which are numerous.”

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