ARSENAL legend Emmanuel Petit has admitted his former club have been boring to watch this season – and demanded Mikel Arteta goes back to what worked last season.
The 52-year-old confessed that things with the Gunners are “not perfect right now”.
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The French midfielder, who won the Premier League with Arsenal in 1997-98 and made 118 appearances in all, scoring 11 goals.
He said: “I watched Arsenal against Everton and I got bored before they found an answer late in the game.
“They need to start playing as they did last season. They were so enjoyable to watch until the last few games of last season.
“They don’t seem to be playing that way any more. If they want to improve, they need that back.”
Arsenal have returned to the Champions League for the first time in six years.
Arteta has got a youthful squad and Petit seems concerned his players may not have enough experience at the elite level.
He continued: “They’ve got great young prospects, but not many players have experience at the elite level.
“Martinelli and Trossard have never played in the Champions League before.
“It’ll be very interesting to see how Arsenal cope with the demands of both the Premier League and the Champions League games.”
Arsenal will open their Champions League campaign tonight against PSV Eindhoven.
The Arsenal icon said a win against PSV is a must as the Gunners need to redeem themselves.
The Gunners are undefeated this term and have won four of their five Premier League games but they lie fourth on the table – two spots lower than where they finished last season.
He added: “Things are not perfect for Arsenal right now, and they definitely need to win against PSV. The first few games are so important.”