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The former Gunners and Blaugrana star has stated that he is interested in all aspects of the game, and would like to help the sport develop

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has refused to rule himself out of the running for the 2016 French Football Federation (FFF) presidential elections.

The now-retired France international earned 63 caps during his career, scoring six goals, and was part of the World Cup winning team in 1998.

"Those close to me tell me that I am suited to this role," the 42-year-old told L'Equipe.

"I have been interested in all aspects of football for years and I came to a simple conclusion.

"More things are changing in the football business and [there is] a growing gap with the huge [fan]base," he added.

Incumbent holder of the FFF presidency is Noel le Graet who was elected in June 2011.