Petit warns Emery against over-rotating Arsenal side

Emmanuel Petit has warned Unai Emery against heavy rotation with his Arsenal side, saying it is ‘difficult for players to operate’.

The Arsenal boss has tinkered with his side throughout the early stages of the new season, handing opportunities to several of the club’s young stars as he looks to discover his best team.

Former Gunners midfielder Petit has praised the Spaniard’s faith in youth, though has warned that over-rotation could hinder the club’s prospects as they bid to find rhythm and continuity.

“What Unai Emery wants to create is a team – a collective unit,” Petit told Paddy Power.

“Not just the first 11 but the whole group. This is why he’s constantly rotating his side and including young players. I like this idea, but it’s difficult for players to operate in a system like this.

“He changes so often – but you need to be playing regularly in order to adapt like this. His demands from the players are huge. But if they show the character they’ve shown recently, they have the potential to do something.

“Belief comes with results, but results come from what you bring to the pitch. That doesn’t come easily.”

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