Arsenal double-winner wants French football presidency

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Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has revealed he would like to follow in the footsteps of UEFA president Michel Platini one day become a high-ranking official in the French Football Federation.

The 42-year-old former World Cup winner has played for a number of Europe’s top clubs and feels he can share his considerable experience of the game to help improve it from the top down.

“I think I will stand for the FFF presidency next time. My relatives tell me that I have the skills for this job. I am interested in all aspects of football for years,” he is quoted as saying on – a French website.

Petit’s career took him from a Ligue 1 title with to Monaco, to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, a short spell with Barcelona and finally ending his career at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea.

Without doubt, his most successful period was with the Gunners where he won a Premier League and FA Cup double, before making the familiar path from Arsenal to Barcelona.

Petit made his name as an all-action midfielder with a cultured left foot and formed a formidable midfield partnership with Patrick Vieira for Arsenal and France.

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