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‘It’s a joke!’ – Emmanuel Petit slams ‘clueless’ Arsenal over David Luiz contract decision Petit has run out of patience with Arsenal’s hierarchy (Picture: Getty)‘If I was David Luiz, of course I would sign a new deal and I would also say a prayer of thanks to the Arsenal directors every time I wake up. ‘Even when he last won the Premier League with Chelsea, he’s not the same player any more. This guy has lost something.‘To be honest, it’s a joke. Find some proper defenders. Are you telling me there are no young talented defenders on the market? I just don’t get it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPetit believes the club are badly lacking in any ‘vision’ and says the situation is ‘far worse’ than it was towards the end of Wenger’s tenure.The Frenchman added: ‘Does anyone think the Arsenal executives and directors know what they’re doing on the football side of things? ‘For the last few years they have been splashing out on the transfer market – and have brought in some decent players – but I don’t know what their target or project for the future is.‘It’s far worse now than in the last years under Wenger. ‘What is the point of being one of the richest clubs on the planet with no reason or vision behind it?’Were Arsenal right to hand David Luiz a new contract?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Kieran Tierney reveals how Arsenal players reacted to their dismal defeat at BrightonMORE: Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jun 2020 3:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link278Shares Advertisement The Brazil international accepted responsibility for Arsenal’s defeat at City (Picture: Getty)Much of the talk following Arsenal’s defeat at the Etihad surrounded Luiz’s future after the centre-back admitted that he should have made an earlier decision over his contract situation. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the former Chelsea man put an end to the uncertainty this week as Arsenal confirmed that he had signed a new one-year deal at the Emirates.Reacting to the announcement, ex-Arsenal midfielder Petit told Paddy Power: ‘David Luiz hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years. ‘But I’m not surprised that he has been given a new contract at Arsenal, because I’ve been very disappointed in relation to the club’s activity in the transfer market.‘I’ve been particularly upset in relation to the defenders. We all know one of Arsenal’s major weaknesses is their defence and nothing has changed. This makes me miss Arsene Wenger. Advertisement David Luiz has agreed a new one-year contract at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Emmanuel Petit has hit out at Arsenal’s ‘clueless’ decision to hand David Luiz a new contract and claims the error-prone defender ‘hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years’. Luiz, 33, produced a horror show performance in the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat at Manchester City and accepted full responsibility for the result for his part in Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne’s goals either side of the break. The Brazilian’s sending off meant he was suspended for the side’s trip to Brighton which also ended in disappointment.