Arsene Wenger names ideal manager for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger reveals that he sees Patrick Vieira one day managing Premier League giants Arsenal.

The former manager of Emirates club announced he was stepping down as head coach of the north London club after over two decades at the helm precisely a year ago and is yet to return to management.

Patrick Vieira, meanwhile, skipper of the Invincibles and a three-time Premier League winner, started coaching at New York City before taking charge of French outfit Nice last summer.

‘I see him more as Arsenal manager one day [than as the French national team coach],’ Arsene Wenger spoke to Canal Football club. ‘Because he is too young to go directly into a national team. I think that his life will be spent on the club side.’

Nice at the moment sit eighth in Ligue 1, representing a steady debut season for the former Arsenal midfielder, but the 42-year-old reveals he would jump at the chance to return to one of the clubs he played during a distinguished career.

‘Becoming the manager of Arsenal one day, why not?’ he said, also speaking to the same TV channel. ‘I think that every day you dream of managing the team where you once played.

‘Arsenal is also a club where I maybe played my best football. Becoming the manager of Arsenal one day, why not.’

Patrick Vieira has made an encouraging start to his managerial career and Arsenal fans will be open to seeing former captain managing their side.