Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has lifted the lid on an ongoing spat between Arsene Wenger and former players Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry.
The Gunners all-time top goalscorer Henry had asked to take over a role to coach Arsenal’s Under-18 side this season, but the French boss rejected his approach, and he has since taken up a role under Roberto Martinez as Belgium assistant manager.
The striker has now pulled out of the coming Arsenal Legends match against AC Milan’s equivalent, and tension is believed to be increasing.
Emmanuel Petit has now opened up on the current issues between Wenger and his former players, naming Patrick Vieira as ‘digusted’ by the manager at present.
Petit said: ‘Why didn’t Arsene open the door to Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira or Tony Adams?
‘I spoke with Patrick for two hours and I can say – and maybe he will not be happy that I am saying this in public – he is really disgusted by Arsenal and Arsene’s attitude.’