Would Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira be the right choice for Arsenal after Unai Emery?
This one came out of the blue a little bit and is definitely worthy of debate. Would Patrick Vieira be a good choice to take over from Unai Emery?
The former Gunner was asked by RMC Sport if he would like to take the Arsenal job and he responded,
‘Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level.
‘But the very high level I can touch with Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent.
‘But we do this job, and I do this job, to one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League.’
The 43-year-old has not set the management world alight but at the same time has not disgraced himself. He did an ok job with New York City and has brought stability to Nice in Ligue 1. He obviously has massive playing experience and is a well-respected figure in the game.
I personally would be fine with Vieira being given a chance. he would not be my first choice but would be acceptable.
He has some management experience but more importantly understands Arsenal, its fans and culture. Frank Lampard is doing just fine at Chelsea. So, former players can work out well, though there is a long list of failures.
So, in conclusion, yes, I would be fine with Vieira in the event a vacancy arises. But would prefer a bigger more proven name.