Everton are planning to make a move for former Gunner and current New York City manager Patrick Vieira, as they’re already looking to replace Sam Allardyce.
Metro write that despite the links to Arsenal in recent weeks, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri wants to convince the Frenchman to choose the Toffees instead. He is apparently a ‘keen admirer’ of Vieira, and wants a young, dynamic coach to take over.
In England, Vieira is still most strongly connected to Manchester City at the moment. New York City is part of the same City Football Group as the Manchester side. However, it doesn’t seem like they have any need for him at the moment, so that doesn’t take an Everton move off the table.
Either way, it seems like the chances of Vieira managing Arsenal are getting slimmer by the day. Earlier this week we heard that the club haven’t even made an approach for their former captain.
Of course, the main reason why a fair number of Arsenal fans get excited by links to Vieira is his success on the pitch with the club. As captain of the side, the former midfielder led the team through the invincible season. He won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and three Community Shields in London.
It’s hard to say whether he could replicate that on the sidelines. New York City made a strong start to the season, but lost 3-0 and 4-0 in two of their last three matches. Personally I can’t see it happening for him at Arsenal, for now at least.