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Patrick Vieira Has A Pop At Arsene Wenger For Treatment Of Former Arsenal Players

It seems Patrick Vieira is not too pleased with how he has been treated by Arsene Wenger since he parted company with Arsenal. 

Having spent the bones of ten years at Arsenal, Vieira led his team to multiple trophies as club captain and is unquestionably viewed as one of the greatest midfielders to ever play for the Gunners.

However, upon announcing his retirement in 2011, the Frenchman recently admitted that he was both surprised and disappointed that an opportunity to join the Arsenal backroom staff was not forthcoming.

Having taken over as the head coach at New York City, Vieira once again fired shots at Arsene Wenger for refusing to grant coaching opportunities to former Arsenal stars.

“I’m not saying Arsene didn’t give me the desire to manage. He might have done so without me realising but he never guided me, never showed me the way,” Vieira told France Football.

“Maybe Arsene wanted his former players to do it on their own. I find that a bit of a shame because all those who left Arsenal and who are managers always got on well with him.”

“It’s a bit sad to not see old players in Arsenal’s staff, and I’m not talking about the first team. There’s only Freddie Ljungberg.”

To be fair, it seems Vieira has a very solid point. Earlier this season, a man who is embodied in a statue outside the stadium was refused a coaching role at the Emirates as Wenger decided that Thierry Henry’s commentary role with Sky Sports was not appropriate for an Arsenal coach.

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