“Arsenal know they can swoop” This ex-Gunner will replace Arteta reckons pundit

Former West Ham man, Frank McAvennie believes Patrick Vieira is doing a great job at Crystal Palace which could see him become the Arsenal manager in the future.

The Frenchman became the Eagles boss at the start of this campaign and has made them one of the exciting clubs to watch.

His young team has earned some huge results this season and nearly beat Arsenal when both clubs met earlier in the campaign.

McAvennie believes Mikel Arteta could be replaced in the Gunners dugout by the former midfielder who also captained the club in his playing days.

He told Football Insider: “But he’s come in and there’s no coincidence he’s started doing well at Palace.

“Arsenal have stepped up too but Arteta must be worrying in case he gets his job soon.

“I said this when Palace went to Arsenal earlier this season. Arteta is doing well to be fair to him.

“But I like Patrick Vieira, I like his whole-hearted commitment, he’s doing well.

“If Arteta goes off the boil again, Arsenal know they can swoop in and get Vieira.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

It is great to see former Arsenal players making it in the managerial sphere.

Arteta has been doing great for us in this campaign, and the Spaniard could be at the helm for the next few years if the team keeps making progress.

Vieira has made a brilliant start to life as a manager in England. Hopefully, he would continue making progress. Perhaps a job at another top club would open up for him if Arteta remains at Arsenal.

Tags Frank McAvennie Patrick Vieira


  1. Trust the process! Vierra will go elsewhere. Arteta is here to stay. His process is working. Only a top stiker and a CDM to take Xaka off the scene and Arsenal will begin competing with the top teams.
    Arteta understand the continuous building process. That’s big for him and Arsenal.
    He and Edu are good. Top 6 or better this campaign.

    1. Thoroughly deserved win for Wolves Jon, so even if they win their game in hand, they will be below us.The Man Utd project of homes for the elderly needs to abandoned as Ronaldo and Cavani simply cannot cope with the pace of the Premier League.There is likely to be some big fallout after this result.To take off Greenwood who was clearly their best forward amazed me and no doubt thousands of fans.

      1. Agree Grandad! To my mind there is plainly some level of disharmony in their camp. Too many of their senior aged players refuse to work hard at all and that will IMO be fatal for them to mis out on top four. I see it as between us and Spuds now and our game at WHL will be key!

        I actually laid a substantial sum against United when they were much lower odds than now and could, if I CHOSE, TAKE A TIDY PROFIT ALREADY.
        BUT I will let it ride, as I FULLY EXPECT TO WIN THIS BET.

    1. Declan It is simply incorrect to call a manager, MA, who has two full years under his belt here, a “rookie”

      I suggest you look up the true meaning of “rookie” .You will find I am correct.
      Nor is Vieira a novice, having managed for longer than MA ALTOGETHER.
      I find it difficult to respect fans who choose to use factually incorrect language, as I prefer truth !

      Opinions are of course fine but yours was not an opinion but a falsehood!

    2. Unlike some on JA, I hope Arteta has a long and very successful stewardship with Arsenal.In the event of this not happening,Graeme Potter at Brighton is a Manager I have a lot of respect for and he would be my first choice to replace Arteta if the need arises.

  2. With the progress made with the team and the kind of football we now play,
    I see Mr Arteta running the show at Arsenal for a long time to come.
    I just can’t wait for the finished product….maybe after the next summer transfer.
    I must say lately, I enjoy how people are careful when commenting about the Arsenal.
    They see the threat we pose and do not call us weaklings as they used to some time back.
    Good job done MA👍.

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