The Gunners got here away from Old Trafford with a degree after Scott McTominay’s deflected strike on half-time was cancelled out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang within the 58th minute.
Though Arsenal sit fourth within the Premier League desk following Monday night time’s conflict, Petit believes Emery missed a chance to beat the Red Devils with his ‘negative’ tactics.
More particularly, the ex-Arsenal midfielder felt Emery bought it very flawed by beginning Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi in a midfield three.
‘Emery is sending negative signals by picking three defensive midfielders against a team there for the taking,’ Petit mentioned on French tv.
The French World Cup winner was additionally important of Emery’s resolution to nominate Xhaka as Arsenal’s everlasting captain final week.
Robin van Persie was impressed with Arsenal’s second-half efficiency and believes Emery’s facet ought to have began out with the identical optimistic perspective at Old Trafford.
‘The way they started in the second half they should have started the first half,’ the previous United and Arsenal striker informed Optus Sport.
‘More pressure, chasing the game. Even though you’re simply beginning the sport, attempt to win it.
‘Try to play optimistic, attempt to assault.
‘They waited 45 minutes for that, it’s too late taking part in in a sport like that.’