Video – Vieira thinks Palace deserved the win but thanks Arsenal fans

Thanks to Alexander Lacazette’s last minute equalizer, Arsenal rescued a point against Patrick Vieira’s organised Crystal Palace side, which means that the Gunners are now unbeaten in their last five games.

But there are very few Happy Gooners around this morning despite the draw, and there are questions being asked about Arteta’s game management.

But Patrick Vieira got a rousing reception in his first game as manager back at Arsenal, and it was an exciting game for neutrals if not for the home crowd!

Anyway, here is what the Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira had to say after the game……


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    1. And Palace have so far played nearly last season top 6, Liverpool,Spuds, Leicester West-Ham,Chelsea but also Brighton, Brentford,games are going to get easier for them.

  1. With 1 defensive midfielder, between this front 5



    AND this front 5:



    Which is more likely to score more goals?

    OR with 2 Holding players in Partey and Lokonga or Xhaka, between this front 4:



    AND this front 4: All strikers with an eye for goal and can use both feet to score.



    Which is more likely to score more goals?

    Arteta is learning on the job and failing woefully at the same time. A front 4 or 5 has been playing week in, week out since the season started and scoring 1 goal for the most part and you as the manager could not see the need to change things upfront? Lacazette is the best link up player with balance, technique and strength in the entire Arsenal squad. And instead of reinventing him to play that link up role behind the 3 strikers upfront, Artetta has been keeping him on the bench for reasons best known to him. We also have direct attacking players in Martinelli and Nketiah, but instead of Arteta to use them even as 60th minute substitutes, he kept them on the bench and kept allowing players who love to have 10 touches on the ball before they pass to lead our attacking play upfront. Why won’t we struggle to score goals? How are we going to score the goals with that 10 touches before passing pattern of football when we are suppose to be playing quick, one-touch, direct football. All I can say is that we are officially a mid table club with a mid table manager. Lets start getting used to it already cos no matter how the fans scream to support the players on the pitch, this pattern and style of football is for mid table teams. If after one and half years, this is the brand of football Arteta can come up with, then Adieus! Champions League. Adieus! Europa League. (SMH)

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