Emmanuel Petit has urged Arsenal to scrap their academy policy which he argues is hindering his former club’s progress.
“Arsenal’s academy policy is very good, up until a certain point – there is a limit,” Petit told Sky Sports. “There are a lot of players coming from the academy who are good but they have failed to improve over the last three or four years.
“This has been a big disappointment for me. Players like Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are constantly injured and they are not improving.
“They are good, but not that good, that is why they need something else in the dressing room.”