Robert Pires Believes His Former Teammate-Patrick Vieira is Fit To Be Arsenal New Boss.


As Wenger’s 22-year reign in charge of the Gunners is set to come to an end this weekend after the match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season, Arsenal former player- Robert Pires believes his former teammate Patrick Vieira has the right profile to take over the post of the Manager at the Emirates. The French Man believes that Vieira is the Kind of person fit for the Job considering his superb career experience with New York City Fc.

He told Sky Sports: “We have a lot of candidates to replace Arsene Wenger and we can see the same names.

“We talk about Allegri, Ancelotti, Luis Enrique… My two friends Patrick Vieira and Mike Arteta  too. I don’t know who the next manager is for Arsenal but they need to find the right philosophy.

“They can’t have the same philosophy as Arsene Wenger. My choice If the board want a manager with a lot of experience, it’s maybe someone like Luis Enrique or Ancelotti.

“But if they want to start with a new project, it’s Vieira or Arteta. Comparing them, Patrick has a small advantage because he is doing very well with New York this season.

“Mikel is not a number one, although I think he has learned a lot under Pep Guardiola as he is one of the best managers.

“Patrick has a very good profile to replace Arsene Wenger. He spent nine seasons at Arsenal so he knows the club and the fans. I know some fans want to see him on the bench too.”


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