Emmanuel Petit has hit out at Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, stating Patrick Vieira is disgusted with the treatment from his ex-manager.
Petit and Vieira both won the EPL in 1997-98, but Petit has questioned why a couple of club legends have not been handed coaching opportunities with the Gunners.
The likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams and Vieira have had to start their coaching career at other clubs, after they were not offered comfortable roles at Arsenal.
And Petit admits that Vieira is the most unhappy at not being given the chance to work alongside Wenger following his retirement.
Speaking to SFR, he said: “Why didn’t Arsene open the door to Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira or Tony Adams?
“Arsene couldn’t imagine that anyone would criticise him openly on television, never mind a former Arsenal player.
“It is good to build statues to commemorate history. but at some point you have to open the doors to help them.
“When I see Dennis Bergkamp on Ajax’s bench, it doesn’t bother me, but I remember Dennis has a son in Arsenal’s academy.
“I was with Patrick two days before he went to the USA. There was an event organised by Manchester City in January, and I was one of four players invited by Patrick.
“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 & Arsene’s attitude.”