Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to sign ‘dynamite’ Man Utd outcast

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit believes Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho would be a great signing for the Gunners after reviving his career on loan at Borussia Dortmund. 

After a falling out with Erik ten Hag, the £73 million player was kicked out of United’s first team in September. Sancho, who has previously criticized his manager in public, declined to issue an apology.

With a January loan move, he has begun to regain form at BVB. He was especially helpful when Dortmund defeated PSG to go to the Champions League final, displaying a dribbling mastery.

Petit believes the rejuvenated Sancho checks a lot of boxes. Arsenal is rumored to be looking for a new winger this summer. Mikel Arteta is eager to get someone who can offer cover and competition for Bukayo Saka.

‘I was saying how impressed I was with Jadon Sancho in the Champions League on commentary,’ Petit told Grosvenor Sport.

‘He looks like a new player, so fit, thin and explosive.

‘He’s like dynamite on the pitch, so explosive on the ball with [Karim] Adeyemi on the left flank, so hard to catch.

‘He’s back to his best and Man United look so far away from them, so if Arsenal want him, why not?

‘You can put the best player in the world at Man United at the moment and they’d look average in two months.’

On United’s plethora of underperforming players, he added: ‘This is easily the worst Man United side I’ve ever seen.

‘So many average players and Casemiro looks so poor. I don’t recognise the master midfielder he used to be.

‘It must be so hard to be a Man United fan when you see the history of the club. They must be thinking: “What is going on?”

‘You can see their body language with each other and just not good enough.’

Sancho’s future at Old Trafford is probably going to rest on Ten Hag’s actions, as the Dutch coach is under a lot of pressure following a dramatic decline in performance in recent weeks.

United is currently seventh in the Premier League after winning only one of their previous eight games. At Wembley, they came dangerously close to losing to Coventry City. If they were to switch managers, Sancho might have a chance to get back into the fold.

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