Arsenal legend recalls foul-mouth rant to try and stop Ryan Giggs

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “And then when he scored, I said to myself: ‘What the f***, how did he make that run?’“I was convinced Martin Keown or Lee Dixon were going to kick him.”Petit said Arsenal players had vowed to shake hands with the opposition at full-time regardless of the result and that they sat in the dressing room after in complete silence.“We made a pact to go and shake every player’s hand after the game, whatever the result,” Petit said.“We were the bastards of English football on the pitch, but off it we were gentlemen.“Tony Adams and the English back four were the best ambassadors for that because they were fighting like dogs on the pitch, shouting and screaming. MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Giggs scored a memorable winner in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final 3 huge blow BEST OF In stoppage time, a wayward pass across midfield from Patrick Vieira was intercepted by Giggs and after dribbling past five Arsenal defenders he fired past David Seaman to send United into the final.Recalling that match 20 years on, the World Cup winning Frenchman hailed Giggs as a genius.“As he went through, I was screaming: ‘Kick him, f***ing kick him’. But he was too fast,” he told Sun Sport. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “His pace was unbelievable and he controlled the ball so well under pressure.“It was a hot knife through butter. Sometimes you have a football miracle on the pitch, a moment of genius in just a couple of seconds.“I have only watched the game back in full twice. But I couldn’t tell you how many times I have watched Giggs’ miracle goal.“As he started to go, I was just thinking, ‘f***’. Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has recalled watching Ryan Giggs’ FA Cup wonder goal and thinking ‘f***’ minutes before he scored.After the first-leg of the semi-final had ended goalless, a wonder strike from David Beckham gave Manchester United the lead, but the Gunners were level after the break through Dennis Bergkamp, who would later miss a penalty. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Keown could put his fingers into your eyes with no emotion, but in the meantime those guys always had respect for the opponents, especially United.“After the game we sat in the dressing room in silence, listening to them singing and chanting.“Sometimes there is nothing you can do — destiny has chosen its winner. Move on.“In a way I was pleased they went on to win the Treble. With how they did it, scoring late goals against us and then Bayern in the Champions League, it was fate. Fate they earned.”Goals from Paul Scholes and Teddy Sherignham would help United win the final against Newcastle as part of their historic treble season.Arsenal host United in the FA Cup tonight, LIVE on talkSPORT. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Petit says he yelled at his team-mates to F***ing kick Giggs Giggs celebrates his goal no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED REVEALED last_img