If Arsenal wants a former player as their next manager then Patrick Vieira looks a solid choice.
In the latest of our series on potential Unai Emery replacements, we now turn our attention to club legend Patrick Vieira.
The Frenchman is arguably the last strong captain that Arsenal has had and that mentality has been sorely missing for some time at the Emirates.
Vieira started his managerial career at New York City FC and has been developing his style from that time. He left NYCFC in 2018 with a win ratio of 44 percentage, he has also done well at Nice since becoming their head coach.
His experience across different continents could be a major plus for the Gunners should he inherit their better squad and be given more cash.
Vieira also has a good knowledge of what it means to achieve success at Arsenal having been part of the last team to win the Premier League under Arsene Wenger.
He is certainly loved by the fans and I doubt there will be many that would object to his hiring.
Vieira remains inexperienced at the highest level. He is developing his career the right way, but becoming the new Arsenal manager may be too much of a step to take right now.
Vieira has also not won any trophies in his career as a manager and Arsenal do need a manager with trophy-winning experience that can propel them back to the top.
There are better-qualified candidates and the 43-year-old would risk his legacy with Arsenal if he takes the job on right now. The circumstances are not the best and he would be better served to continue on his current journey to the top level.
This is the tenth in a series of articles that I will be doing and all words are my own perception and opinion.