• Patrick Vieira criticises modern players for wanting to look pretty

    Patrick Vieira criticises modern players for wanting to look pretty

    Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is unhappy with modern players attempting to look good rather than get stuck in.

    The former France international was known for his tough-tackling during an incredibly successful career, and thinks that current stars could take some tips.

    Vieira’s old club Arsenal are one side to have been particularly harshly criticised for failing to be mentally tough enough, and could do worse than to take a leaf out of their ex-captain’s book.

    He certainly wouldn’t be happy with their predilection […]

  • Wenger never shows his players the way into management – Vieira

    Wenger never shows his players the way into management – Vieira

    The New York City FC coach is saddened by the absence of former Arsenal players working under the Frenchman on the Gunners’ staff, having been forced to learn elsewhere.

    Patrick Vieira is cutting his managerial teeth in America with New York City FC but says that little of the credit for his move into coaching can be claimed by his former boss at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.

    The 1998 World Cup winner spent nine years with the Gunners, with his spell in north […]

  • ‘Vieira is disgusted by Wenger attitude’ – Petit

    ‘Vieira is disgusted by Wenger attitude’ – Petit

    The New York City manager is one of a number of former Gunners who have been forced to cut their coaching teeth elsewhere rather than be handed roles in north London.

    Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has hit out at Arsene Wenger and claims Patrick Vieira is disgusted by the treatment he has received from his ex-manager.

    Petit and Vieira won the Premier League title together in 1997-98, but the former has questioned why a number of Gunners favourites have not been […]

  • Patrick Vieira: This is type of players Arsenal should be signing

    Patrick Vieira: This is type of players Arsenal should be signing

    Patrick Vieira believes Arsenal need to sign players who have a physical presence as well as flair.

    The Gunners have made a subdued start to the 2016/17 Premier League season after a 4-3 defeat by top-four rivals Liverpool on the opening weekend at the Emirates Stadium.

    Arsenal followed up that thrilling defeat with a goalless draw with Premier League champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening as the Gunners extended their winless run to two games.

    The north London […]

  • Arsenal lack the Invincibles’ personality – Vieira

    Arsenal lack the Invincibles’ personality – Vieira

    The former Gunners captain believes his former club are lacking two of the best qualities from the team which went unbeaten in the 2003-04 campaign.

    Patrick Vieira has blamed a lack of physicality and personality within Arsenal’s squad for their Premier League drought under Arsene Wenger.

    The club’s former captain won three Premier League titles during his stay between 1996 and 2005, with their famous Invincibles team going unbeaten in his penultimate season in 2003-04 – which remains the last time the […]