Tag: Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira was one of the greatest midfielders to ever play for Arsenal Football Club. The former French midfielder joined Arsenal in 1996 from AC Milan for £3.5m. Vieira left Arsenal for Juventus in 2005 for £13.75m. In total, he made 406 appearances for Arsenal and scored 33 goals. He wore the number 4 shirt for Arsenal and was captain of Arsenal’s Invincibles squad that won the league without losing a match. Vieira is currently the manager of Nice. He was born on June 23, 1976.

Patrick Vieira and Albert Sambi Lokonga speak in training (Photo via CPFC.co.uk)

Club legend convinced Arsenal 23yo to make deadline-day exit

Albert Sambi Lokonga says Patrick Vieira convinced him to leave league leaders Arsenal, putting his doubts at rest in a phone call.
Patrick Vieira with Albert Sambi Lokonga

‘Excited’ Albert Sambi Lokonga joins Crystal Palace on loan

Albert Sambi Lokonga has completed a loan move to Crystal Palace where Arsenal will no doubt be hoping regular football will get him back on track.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Patrick Vieira, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on February 09, 2022 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira right about Arsenal’s title chances

From the start of the season, Patrick Vieira has been one of the few voices consistently saying Arsenal will be title challengers and believes 'this could be their year'.
Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez speaks to fans in Mar del Plata, Argentina, during a tribute upon his return to his hometown after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament on December 22, 2022. (Photo by MARA SOSTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira: Emi Martinez made ‘stupid’ decision

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has criticised Emi Martinez for his 'gesture' after he picked up the Golden Glove award at the Qatar World Cup.
Crystal Palace's French manager Patrick Vieira gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on August 5, 2022. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal will be really close to winning title says Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira thinks Arsenal will be "really close" to winning the Premier League title this season, after their start to the campaign.
Crystal Palace's French manager Patrick Vieira gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on August 5, 2022. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal legend tips Gunners for title challenge this season

Patrick Vieira believes Arsenal are one of the teams challenging for the Premier League title, after facing the Gunners earlier this month.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Manager of Crystal Palace Patrick Viera looks on after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira: Arsenal will be ‘closer to the title’

Patrick Vieira believes that Mikel Arteta's side will be 'closer to the title' after watching them beat his Crystal Palace side at Selhurst Park on Friday.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Michael Olise of Crystal Palace controls the ball during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on May 07, 2022. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Blow for Crystal Palace as Vieira rules 3 out of Arsenal clash

Patrick Vieira has ruled three Crystal Palace players out of their clash with Arsenal on Friday night, thanks to various injury problems.
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Opportunity knocks for 2 Arsenal men

So, the last time we spoke, some idiot was saying something about not casting envious eyes in the direction of the Crystal Palace bench and our former captain, Patrick Vieira.
Crystal Palace's French manager Patrick Vieira (R) embraces Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 18, 2021. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira shares his thoughts on Arteta’s Arsenal

Patrick Vieira says he's happy to see how Mikel Arteta has turned things around at Arsenal, arguing that adversity is a normal part of management.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Supermen: What makes an Arsenal hero?

Thursday, 31 March saw the 21st anniversary of the passing of one the Arsenal's favourite sons, David Rocastle. It seems incomprehensible to me now...

Arsenal legend reacts to inclusion in Premier League Hall of Fame

Patrick Vieira was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame this week, the third former Arsenal player to make the cut.
Crystal Palace's French manager Patrick Vieira (R) embraces Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 18, 2021. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Pundit wants Arsenal to sack Arteta and hire Vieira

Stan Collymore believes that Arsenal should get rid of Mikel Arteta, even if he gets Arsenal in to the top four, and they should hire Patrick Vieira, if he gets Crystal Palace into the top half of the table at the end of the season.

Mikel Arteta hopes Arsenal fans will welcome back former player

Mikel Arteta is hoping for a positive reception from the Arsenal fans for Patrick Vieira, who will be in the opposition dugout on Monday.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Patrick Vieira the manager of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup second round match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira on supporting Daniel Ek's takeover bid and facing Arsenal

Patrick Vieira is 'really looking forward to' returning to Arsenal where the club legend is sure to get a great reception from the home fans.
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Arsenal star gives honest answer to question

Arsenal's Benjamin White has informed the world he doesn't watch football, doesn't know much about Patrick Vieira and that he'd prefer it if people call him Benjamin, which absolutely nobody has paid attention to.
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)

He’s a different level: Patrick Vieira compares Harry Kane and Thierry Henry

Patrick Vieira thrashed Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but before the game, the Arsenal legend was asked to compare Harry Kane with Thierry Henry, leaving no doubt about who he thought was a better player.
Reiss Nelson with the Arsenal u23s at Meadow Park (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Crystal Palace plan loan bid for Arsenal 21yo

Patrick Vieira is planning to bid for Crystal Palace to take Reiss Nelson on loan for the upcoming season, according to a report.

Crystal Palace set to make Patrick Vieira their new manager

Crystal Palace are set to appoint Patrick Vieira as their new manager, according to a report from David Ornstein.
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Formal Arsenal takeover approach could come within next 7 days

According to reports, a formal approach from Daniel Ek to Stan Kroenke could come next week as he looks to buy Arsenal
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Bergkamp, Henry, Vieira join Spotify billionaire serious about buying Arsenal

Spotify billionaire, Daniel Ek, hwould like to get his hands on Arsenal as reports emerge Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are all getting involved.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND: Jonathan Woodgate, Caretaker Manager of AFC Bournemouth looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and AFC Bournemouth at City Ground on February 13, 2021. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Bournemouth pick Jonathan Woodgate over Thierry Henry

After links to Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, AFC Bournemouth have given their head coach job to Jonathan Woodgate.

Arsene Wenger confirms 2nd Arsenal legend in frame for Bournemouth job

Arsene Wenger says Patrick Vieira was also in the running for the job at AFC Bournemouth, with Thierry Henry the current front-runner.

Former Arsenal captain wants Arteta replaced with worse manager

William Gallas thinks Arsenal should sack Mikel Arteta and hire Patrick Vieira who has just been sacked himself.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Former Gunner sacked as manager after 5th consecutive defeat & fan protests

OGC Nice sacked Patrick Vieira on Friday morning, after another defeat and strong fan protests against the manager on Thursday night.

Why did Patrick Vieira leave Arsenal? In his own words

When Thierry Henry was appointed as the manager of Monaco, a number of people woke up to the fact that Patrick Vieira was already managing in Ligue 1, but why did he leave Arsenal in the first place?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Nick Cushing, manager of Manchester City Women looks on during the FA Women's Continental League Cup between Everton Women and Manchester City Women at the Marine Travel Group Stadium on November 21, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Manchester City manager to leave after Arsenal game

Manchester City's manager Nick Cushing will leave the club, after his side plays Arsenal on 2 February, to become assistant manager at New York City in the MLS.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

French journalist claims this manager is Arsenal's number one choice: Not Arteta

Patrick Vieira is Arsenal's number one choice for their head coach job ahead of Mikel Arteta, according to reports in France.

Edu's pick for next Arsenal manager is a real fan-pleaser

Edu is said to want Patrick Vieira as the next Arsenal manager while the club seemingly remain divided behind the scenes over who would be best for the job.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira admits he couldn’t ignore Arsenal interest

Patrick Vieira says he wouldn't be able to ignore Arsenal if they came calling, but he's focusing on his current club OGC Nice.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's French midfielder Patrick Vieira (C) receives his Carling 'Player of the Year Award' from David Seaman (L) and Barcelona's French midfielder Emmanuel Petit 22 May 2001, during the testimonial for David Seaman, a friendly match Barcelona vs Arsenal at Highbury stadium in London. AFP PHOTO GERRY PENNY/GP

Legend names his choice for Arsenal manager

David Seaman would like to see Arsenal give the manager's job to Patrick Vieira if they can't get a manager with a 'big personality'.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira favourite for Arsenal head coach job

The Arsenal hierarchy have made Patrick Vieira the prime candidate for the permanent head coach job, according to a report from France.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira responds to Arsenal rumours

Patrick Vieira spoke to the media this weekend about Unai Emery's departure from Arsenal and the rumours about him taking over.

Media Roundup: The 10 candidates linked with the long-term Arsenal job

On Friday morning, Arsenal announced the news that Unai Emery had been sacked, and Freddie Ljungberg will take over on an interim basis.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira now first choice to manage David Beckham’s Inter Miami

Patrick Vieira could be heading off to the States if David Beckham gets his wish and makes the Arsenal legend his first manager.

Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta among the candidates to replace Unai Emery

Arsenal have identified their top targets to replace Unai Emery as head coach, if they make the decision to let the Spaniard go.

Nigel Winterburn: The Arsenal squad will have to get used to it

Nigel Winterburn has been speaking about the situation at Arsenal with Unai Emery while also looking ahead to Arsenal's game against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.

PSG ‘warned’ that Arsenal could move for Allegri but Arsenal have others on shortlist

Le10Sport report that Arsenal could well move for Massimiliano Allegri, therefore stopping PSG signing him even though they currently have Thomas Tuchel.
MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Arsene Wenger winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award speaks on stage during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus)

The 5 best Arsenal players of the Wenger era

Today is Arsene Wenger's 70th birthday so it seems a good time to look back at some of his best players.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira admits he dreams of managing Arsenal

Patrick Vieira has admitted he is dreaming of managing Arsenal one day in a news report that I might need to be left alone with for a few minutes.