Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit has admitted that he regrets leaving Emirates, insisting that the club’s former manager, Arsene was right to sign new players for the club because they were invincible in the Premier League.
According to Petit, he left Arsenal due to the wishes of his wife, Agatha de la Fontaine, who was also an actress.
Petit made 115 appearances for Arsenal between 1997 and 2000.
The former defensive midfielder scored 11 goals and provided 24 assists and was a key player for the team.
Petit eventually left Arsenal in 2001 to join Barcelona.
Speaking about his exit from Arsenal, Petit said (via Daily Star): “I was very happy at Arsenal, with the fans and my teammates. I played well and we won the Double. But I could feel that Arsene [Wenger] was thinking of selling me.
“Maybe he wanted to sign other players, and he got it right in the end because they were invincible in the Premier League. But the main reason I decided to leave was my wife. Sure, there were sporting reasons – I wanted to win the Champions League – but my wife was tired of the rain and wanted to live in the sun, so I listened to her.
“If I have any advice for players now, it’s: ‘Don’t let your wife decide where you go.'”