Emmanuel Petit issues warning about two new signings by Arsenal

Emmanuel Petit issues warning about two new signings by Arsenal

Former Arsenal player, Emmanuel Petit, has warned Arsenal supporters not to expect an immediate impact from January signings, Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior.

Arsenal made Trossard their first signing of the January transfer window last week, securing his services from Brighton in a deal worth around £27 million.

Trossard made his Arsenal debut in last weekend’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United.

Kiwior, meanwhile, is Arsenal’s second signing this month, joining the Gunners from Italian side Spezia.

However, Petit feels Trossard and Kiwior have potential but has warned fans that it will take a while for both players to get up to speed and start contributing to Mikel Arteta’s side.

“It is going to be a different challenge playing for Arsenal compared to Brighton,” Petit told Sporting Post when asked about Trossard’s arrival.

“Watching him [Trossard] when he came on to the pitch, it is not easy when you come into a team mid-season like this, especially a team that’s working so well.

“He just needs time and patience because he has qualities, but he needs time to show those qualities. it is impossible to judge him now.”

Discussing Kiwior’s move to Arsenal, Petit added: “He can play either midfield or defence.

“But I am not sure if he can yet play as a holding midfielder in the Premier League because he is young and still has to improve.

“Trossard is more mature and has more experience, whereas Kiwior is young and he will need time.”