Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, is one of the best footballers he’s ever played with and even referred to him as a ‘monster’.
Zlatan and Vieira played together at both Inter Milan and Juventus, and now the Swede is being linked with a move to north London after his contract with PSG runs out in the summer.
Speaking recently, he goalscorer said, “For me, Vieira is one of the best I’ve played with.
“The guy was a monster when I played, and [he] taught me a lot outside and inside the pitch.”
It’s interesting to see Zlatan praising someone other than himself for once but it’s hard not to be in awe of Vieira. Despite his move to Man City, the Frenchman will always go down in history as one of, if not the best defensive midfielders we’ve ever had at Arsenal.
It’s also intriguing to hear about his manner off the pitch and about the fact he helped other players out in all aspects of their game. It’s clear to see from an early stage that Vieira was eyeing a coaching role from long before we knew it.