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.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador, Patrick Vieira, attends the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series)

Arsenal line up Vieira to take over from Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are lining up Patrick Vieira to take over from Arsene Wenger, according to reports, making him the latest in the long list of names the media claim the club are considering.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador, Patrick Vieira, attends the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series)

Vieira admits Arsenal job interests him

Patrick Vieira has admitted that the idea of managing at Arsenal interests him ‘one day’ as anyone with a connection to the club and some managerial experience continues to be linked with a position that isn’t even vacant yet.

Vieira: The Arsenal job might interest me one day but…

Patrick Vieira has spoken with L'Equipe about potentially becoming Arsenal manager in the future and his current feelings towards Arsene Wenger.
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Patrick Vieira sells house for £2.2m

Patrick Vieira has reportedly just sold his £2.2m Cheshire home.

It’s a bad idea to hire a former player as Arsenal manager

The media have linked Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry to the Arsenal manager's job this week, but is it really a good idea to hire a former player?
Arsenal's French defender William Gallas during a training session at the club's complex in London Colney, on March 30, 2010. Arsenal are to play Barcelona in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League Wednesday. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans rage at Gallas after ‘spicy’ comments

Arsenal fans aren't happy with William Gallas, after the former defender's comments about the team in their 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Parlour: Arsenal should take a gamble on Vieira

Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal should take a gamble when appointing Arsene Wenger's successor and give Patrick Vieira the job.

How Patrick Vieira’s 5-year-old Wenger comments prove his inability to change

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira says Arsene Wenger's trust in his players is both his biggest strength and his biggest weakness.

‘Bring on the challenge’ – Maitland-Niles aims to surpass Vieira at Arsenal

Ainsley Maitland-Niles insists that he wants to surpass any player he's compared to - even Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

Vieira: This is how Arsenal can become great again

Patrick Vieira thinks Arsenal need to sort out player contracts and invest in the transfer market if they want to compete at the top again.
Mikel Arteta

Key man: Arteta shining at City while Arsenal head for regret

Mikel Arteta has a played a huge role in Manchester City's success this season, and is showing what Arsenal are missing out on.

Vieira: Arsenal should sell Sanchez, no player is bigger than the club

Patrick Vieira thinks Arsenal should sell Alexis Sanchez in January as it's hard to rely on a player who doesn't want to stay.

Edu: Arsenal will never sign another Patrick vieira

Arsenal Invincible Edu has heaped praise on former teammate Patrick Vieira, claiming that the Gunners will never find anyone better than him and that he was even better than Manchester United's Roy Keane.
Frank Lampard

Lampard: Vieira and Keane would bully me on the pitch

Frank Lampard says Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane would bully him on the pitch, as he talked about the opponents he most admired.

Arsenal’s top 5 hard men: Where does Sead Kolasinac rank?

Sead Kolasinac is a pretty hard player but where does he rank in Arsenal's top five?

Parlour: Vieira and Henry should be considered when Wenger leaves

Ray Parlour thinks ex-Arsenal stars like Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry should be considered for the job when Wenger leaves the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta

Why did Arteta join City instead of staying with Arsenal?

After Guardiola highlighted Mikel Arteta's involvement in Raheem Sterling's development, many fans are again asking the question why Arteta isn't still here in North London.

Vieira: I am doing what I love and am where I want to be

Patrick Vieira is enjoying his time as manager of New York City FC and isn't pushing for a return to Europe.

8 Arsenal mobile wallpapers featuring players worthy of wearing the shirt

After the result at Watford, I wasn't really in the mood for designing wallpapers, but hey, here I am.

Vieira explains why he left Arsenal

Patrick Vieira has spoken about why he decided to leave Arsenal for Juventus in 2005.

Villa: Vieira will be a great manager in the future

David Villa has been singing Patrick Vieira's praises and revealed recently that he believes the ex-midfielder will make a great manager in the future.

Video: Gary Neville talks about the Vieira-Keane tunnel incident

Gary Neville says the famous argument in the tunnel between Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane started because Vieira made a comment about Neville himself.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal team captain Patrick Vieira (L) and manager Arsene Wenger wave from the open-top bus carrying the winners of the British Premier League Championship, Arsenal players and their families, on its way to Islington Town Hall,16 May 2004, as part of the Club's victory celebration. (MARTYN HAYHOW/AFP/Getty Images)

10 potential successors to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger still has two years left on his current deal, but that hasn't stopped speculation over who could eventually replace him.

Patrick Vieira hits out at claims Arsenal have no leaders

Patrick Vieira claims that Arsenal still have plenty of leaders at the club, despite what many say in the media.
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Patrick Vieira: Current squad better than the Invicibles

Patrick Vieira claims that Arsenal's current squad of players are better footballers than the Invincibles, but don't have the physicality to win certain matches.

Patrick Vieira admits Mourinho teams are more disciplined than Wenger’s

Patrick Vieira admits that he would like to think that his coaching style is somewhere between Jose Mourinho's and Arsene Wenger's.
Thierry Henry

4 Arsenal stars make top 25 Premiership players of all time

Four Arsenal players have made Jack Pitt-Brooke's list of the 25 best Premier League players of all time.
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The Guardian call Vieira the best Premier League signing

Amy Lawrence has hailed Patrick Vieira as the Premier League's best signing and, all things considered, it's hard to argue.

David Seaman believes Arsenal need two more signings

Former goalkeeper David Seaman believes Arsenal need a centre back and a central midfielder if they are to compete for the Premier League title.

Henry and Pires hail former captain Vieira

Thierry Henry and Robert Pires recently heaped praise onto form Arsenal captain and teammate, Patrick Vieira.

7 players Wenger has used the personal touch to sign

With the news that Arsene Wenger personally called up Russian scout, Oleg Luzhny, to watch CSKA Moscow midfielder, Aleksandr Golovin, we look at other players that the Frenchman has used the personal touch to sign.

Patrick Vieira considered for Southampton post

Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, is apparently one of the main candidates being considered for the role as Southampton manager.

Patrick Vieira tells Arsenal to start planning for life after Wenger

Patrick Vieira says Arsenal must have a plan in place for when Arsene Wenger decides to leave.

Patrick Vieira linked with Saint-Etienne but may stay at New York

Patrick Vieira, the current manager of New York City, has been linked with Ligue 1 side AS Saint-Etienne but may opt to stay in the US.

Olivier Giroud admits jealously over Mertesacker and Ozi’s World Cup win

Olivier Giroud has said he is jealous of team-mates Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil.
Ian Wright

Ian Wright terrified Wenger will walk away from Arsenal

Ian Wright believes that Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal this week would be a total disaster but he's in luck as it seems a new...
Bergkamp with Ajax

Pires: Henry, Vieira and Adams will return to Arsenal

Robert Pires believes we'll see the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams coaching at Arsenal one day... but not just yet.

Vieira: Now I’m a manager I know how hard Wenger’s job is

Patrick Vieira is the latest ex-Arsenal star to speak up in support of Arsene Wenger, his former boss, and has urged the current players to take responsibility on the pitch.

Watch: Vieira becomes third former player to question Arsenal player’s mentality

Patrick Vieira has become the latest former Arsenal player to question Arsenal's players in defence of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal themed phone wallpapers: Legends Edition

Ah, the good old times - we all love to remember them and the great players that we had.