He laments the fact their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League took another blow when Bacary Sagna was ruled out until the new year with a broken leg sustained in last week's defeat to Tottenham.
"I watched them the other day," he told the Sunday Mirror. "It's a very different side from that great team they had with Petit and Vieira.
"If I was an Arsenal fan... well. But it's nothing to do with me because it's not my football club - 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.
"But this is the game we're in."