He laments the fact their chances of qualifying for next seasonâ€™s Champions League took another blow when Bacary Sagna was ruled out until the new year with a broken leg sustained in last weekâ€™s defeat to Tottenham.
â€śI watched them the other day,â€ť he told the Sunday Mirror. â€śItâ€™s a very different side from that great team they had with Petit and Vieira.
â€śIf I was an Arsenal fan... well. But itâ€™s nothing to do with me because itâ€™s not my football club â€“ but, even so, I like to see those great English sides do well. I remember watching the Champions League and Arsenal against Olympiakos at home was a shoo-in, four or five-nil win for Arsenal. But they made hard work of it the other night.
â€śBut this is the game weâ€™re in.â€ť