Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has slammed former club player Emmanuel Petit for criticizing his performance last season.
The German was asked about one particular statement made by Pettit after his performance in the North London derby against Tottenham back in March where in the aftermath of the game he called the defender 'A king of blunders'.
Speaking to German publication Spiegel, Mustafi who has been frozen out by Unai Emery this season said: "That annoyed me a lot. It's the one thing when fans or media criticize you.
“But it's a different story when an ex-player who knows how hard it sometimes is in the field says so. I expect such players to be more sensitive and realize what this sharply worded critique can trigger."
"In the past, that might have been one day in the paper and then people would have forgotten it. Today it's on the internet and will haunt me for the rest of my career. Actually, former players like Petit should not have to make a name for themselves by making condescending comments about current players.”
Mustafi has only played just three games so far this season, two in the Europa League and one in the League cup.
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