Arsenal Legend Emmanuel Petit reveal to the media that he made a mistake in making the switch to the Emirates; he revealed this during his book launch and he gave insight on how it affect his career.
The talented midfielder joined Arsenal from Monaco in 1997 he played 85 games scoring 9 goals for the Gunners; he later joined Barcelona on a loan spell in the 2001 where he played for just a season before returning to the English premier League with Chelsea.
The 44-years-old failed to make an impression at Chelsea his persisting knee injury forced him to draw curtains when he started to prove to be a decent buy for Chelsea.
The Frenchman claims former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson approached him in 2001 during his loan spell at Barcelona but he turned down the offer of playing for the Red Devils.
Petit said: “Each time I took a personal decision instead of a professional one, it was an error. That had already happed when I moved from Arsenal to Barcelona.
“Manchester United had noticed the state I was in during my first few months at Barcelona. I’d really appreciated Sir Alex Ferguson’s approach. If I’d made a decision based on my career, I would have gone to Manchester United.”
He added: “But once again, I privileged a private choice over a sporting choice. I regret it.”