Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has questioned Lille's capture of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole on-loan.

In a damning attack Petit, who played with Cole at Chelsea in the 2003-04 season, has accused Cole of being mentally weak.

Petit, 40, told The Sun: "I'm not convinced. I played with him a few years ago. He is a player who can sometimes have moments of class but he is too inconsistent.

"He is often injured - mentally very fragile. He's warmed the bench wherever he's been."

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