Report: Arsenal board make Patrick Vieira favourite

A general view ahead of  the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Patrick Vieira is an Arsenal legend and is in charge of Nice at the moment.

Manager of Nice, Patrick Vieria during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and OGC Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England.

According to a late night report in Nice-Matin, Arsenal board have made Patrick Vieira their favourite to become the new permanent manager.

The Gunners are on the hunt for a new manager following the recent dismissal of Unai Emery.

Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in charge of the North London outfit for now, and it has been reported by French publication Nice-Matin that Vieira, 43, is now their favourite for the permanent role.

The former France international midfielder and Arsenal legend is in charge of Nice at the moment.

 

Risky managerial appointment for Arsenal?

Vieira is one of the greatest players in Arsenal history, and he is still loved and adored by the Gunners’ fans.

However, the Frenchman would be a risky appointment for the Gunners, especially as they are not doing so well at the moment and it is already so close to the January transfer window.

True, Vieira has managerial experience with New York City FC and Nice and he knows the Premier League inside out, but would appointing a former player at this stage of the season work for Arsenal, especially with the Gunners aiming to finish in the top four of the Premier League table?

Nice's French forward Myziane Maolida (L) celebrates after scoring a goal with Nice's French head coach Patrick Vieira (R) during the French L1 football match between Nice (OGCN) and...

 

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