Patrick Vieira was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame this week, the third former Arsenal player to make the cut.

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LONDON: Patrick Vieira of Arsenal celebrates scoring the winning goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal and Everton held on March 23, 2003, at Highbury in London. Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the Premier League confirmed that Patrick Vieira had been inducted into the PL Hall of Fame, joining 2021 inductees Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, among others (full list at the bottom of this article).

Vieira took to Twitter to respond to the news, saying: “I was very honoured and proud when I heard that I am being inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

“Playing in the Premier League was a true privilege. I really enjoyed that part of my career, and I would like to thank all my teammates who helped make it so special.”

It’s no surprise we’ve now seen three of the ‘invincibles’ inducted into the Hall of Fame, and we’ll probably see a few more in the coming years.

That side was one of the best in the league’s history, achieving something that remains unique to this day, and it’s only right they get recognition for it.

Vieira did briefly return to the Premier League with Manchester City from 2009 to 2011, but he’ll mostly be remembered for his time with Arsenal.

The midfielder joined the Gunners in 1996 and made 279 Premier League appearances with them, winning three league titles before leaving for Juventus in 2005. Congratulations to him for making the latest list of inductees!

Arsenal's Invincibles LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Patrick Vieira (L) and Thierry Henry celebrate after winning the Premiership title and defeating Leicsester City 15 May, 2004 at Highbury in London. Arsenal defeated Leicester City 2-1 and finish the season undefeated. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Invincibles LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira (L) and Thierry Henry celebrate after winning the Premiership title and defeating Leicester City 15 May 2004 at Highbury in London. Arsenal defeated Leicester City 2-1 and finish the season undefeated. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

Hall of Fame Inductees

2022

  • Patrick Vieira
  • Wayne Rooney

2021

  • Alan Shearer
  • Thierry Henry
  • Eric Cantona
  • Roy Keane
  • David Beckham
  • Dennis Bergkamp
  • Frank Lampard
  • Steven Gerrard
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