Emmanuel Petit has branded Arsenal's performance against AC Milan a 'disgrace'.
Arsenal's Champions League hopes are all but over after they were crushed 4-0 at the San Siro in the first leg of the last 16 clash.
Speaking to SoFoot.com, Petit said: "This match is a disgrace. I agree with Wenger - it is surely the worst performance of the club in the European Cup for a long time."
Petit, who won a League and Cup double during his time in north London, expressed his lack of surprise at Arsenal’s inconsistent form this season, citing their haphazard approach to replacing Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
"When you look sloppy and rushed in the transfer window last August - I am sad but somehow it does not surprise me," he said.
"I wondered what had become of the team that I knew. It's worse than I thought - and what is perhaps the most worrying thing is to say that the club will not do anything this summer to stop the machine," he added.
"Some young players are doing nothing to justify the confidence that Arsene gives them. In behaviour, in body language, you can see they are gone.
"Do not hesitate to talk about end of cycle. Regardless of age. It must be said to Arshavin, to Rosicky - ‘Gentlemen, thank you, but goodbye.’ And quickly. I wonder about the future of the club. Arsene must quickly regain balance. Arsenal were a contender, now they are mere participants."