Emmanuel Petit slams Unai Emery’s ‘negative’ tactics after Arsenal draw with Manchester United

first_imgEmmanuel Petit slams Unai Emery’s ‘negative’ tactics after Arsenal draw with Manchester United Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 11:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link311Shares Emmanuel Petit hit out at Arsenal’s ‘negative’ tactics following Arsenal’s draw at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Emmanuel Petit has criticised Unai Emery’s decision to start with three ‘defensive’ midfielders following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.The Gunners came away from Old Trafford with a point after Scott McTominay’s deflected strike on half-time was cancelled out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 58th minute.Though Arsenal sit fourth in the Premier League table following Monday night’s clash, Petit believes Emery missed an opportunity to beat the Red Devils with his ‘negative’ tactics.More specifically, the ex-Arsenal midfielder felt Emery got it very wrong by starting Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi in a midfield three.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Emery is sending negative signals by picking three defensive midfielders against a team there for the taking,’ Petit said on French television.The French World Cup winner was also critical of Emery’s decision to appoint Xhaka as Arsenal’s permanent captain last week. Solskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flagTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:37FullscreenSolskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flaghttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-says-man-utd-players-affected-linesmans-flag-2016988/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Who will finish higher this season?Arsenal0%Manchester United0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka an injury doubt for Manchester United’s game against AZ Alkmaarcenter_img Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Robin van Persie was impressed with Arsenal’s second-half performance and believes Emery’s side should have started out with the same positive attitude at Old Trafford.‘The way they started in the second half they should have started the first half,’ the former United and Arsenal striker told Optus Sport.‘More pressure, chasing the game. Even though you’re just starting the game, try to win it.‘Try to play positive, try to attack.‘They waited 45 minutes for that, it’s too late playing in a game like that.’ Comment Advertisementlast_img read more