Petit: Spurs paid for taxi to Arsenal transfer meeting

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has revealed how close he came to signing for Tottenham.

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has revealed how close he came to signing for Tottenham.

Petit wrote in the Daily Mail: "Before I signed for Arsenal, I had been in discussions with Spurs. I held a meeting at Tottenham, but I decided not to tell them my answer because I knew I was seeing Arsenal afterwards.

"At the time, I did not know the rivalry between Spurs and the Gunners, and I realised afterwards that I had got in a taxi which had been paid for by Spurs to sign for Arsenal.

"It is like Marseille paying for a cab for a player then to sign for Paris Saint Germain, but it wasn't my intention to hurt anybody.

"The fact that Arsene wanted me was a key factor in picking Arsenal over Tottenham. I did not feel the motivation at Spurs at the time."

 
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