Patrick Vieira backed to take up Arsenal Managerial role by Pep Guardiola, pub-3839808994505391, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

And while Etihad chiefs are hoping that their plan to groom the 41-year-old into a future City manager will be enough to keep the Frenchman in the fold, he has been given a glowing reference by Guardiola. The City boss admitted: “I think Vieira’s already a top manager. "With what has happened, there will be a lot of names and Arsenal will take the best decision for them. "But of course, Patrick is ready.”
Vieira, signed by Wenger in a £3.5million deal from Juventus in 1996, won three Premier Leagues and a hat-trick of FA Cups in nine Arsenal seasons. But Vieira’s lack of experience may work against him when Arsenal make their decision. Luis Enrique, who like Guardiola forged an impressive reputation at Barcelona is the early front runner. Is Patrick Vieira the man to succeed Arsene

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