Arsene Wenger & Patrick Vieira

Arsène Wenger, OBE (born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager and former player. Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a retired French footballer of Senegalese descent who is the Football Development Executive at Manchester City. 5.0/5

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Patrick Vieira with Manager Arsene Wenger after signing for Arsenal in 1996 .
Former Arsenal player Perry Groves has hinted that Patrick Vieira is set to join Arsene Wenger's coaching staff. [
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‘Arsenal need leaders like Patrick Vieira. He was a bully!’ - Dean Saunders on how Arsene Wenger got it wrong……
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In 1996 , Arsene Wenger co founded with Patrick Vieira . The first season , he lost CL qualification to .
Inexcusable! Arsene Wenger still. trading off the Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira. era. Gutted
Spurs Legend Glenn Hoddle Surprised By The Make- Up Of Arsenal Midfield It has been reported that Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle is surprised by the make-up of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal midfield. He wrote in theMail on Sunday: “Arsene Wenger was a hugely important manager in my career at Monaco but there is one thing that has puzzled me about his Arsenal teams in recent years. “At Monaco he was very clear about how we would play. We had two strong midfielders in Marcel Dib and Jean Philippe Rohr: solid players who were fierce in the tackle. They were good players but they also made sure our back four were protected. “When he went to Arsenal, he did exactly the same with Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit, and then Gilberto Silva. “Which is why I’m scratching my head a little when I see the players Arsene selects in midfield these days. Last March, in that infamous 6-0 loss to Chelsea, he played Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain. They’re all fine players but none of them is ...
Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Ashley Cole... and Ray Parlour! But who else makes the list of Arsene Wenger's 18
Patrick Vieira nominated Graham Poll, Roy Keane and Arsene Wenger for the ice bucket challenge 😂
Tsvangirai Is Like Arsene Wenger: Sikhala May 20, 2014 The former MDC MP for St Mary’s Job Sikhala has likened opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s reign to that of Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger who went on a-nine-year trophy-less stint until last Saturday’s FA Cup win over Hull City. “There were nine years of pain and suffering for Arsenal fans and in the MDC there are people who thought that when this struggle started, it was going to be won on the ninth minute not knowing that it would go to extra time,” he said. In apparent reference to party members who left, Sikhala said Arsenal lost some of its best players “who had given up any hope of winning such as Thiery Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Alexander Hleb and Alex Song.” “But on Saturday, I saw Wenger being hoisted by his players in celebration after the Cup victory and now that we are going into the extra time with our struggle, you shall see Tsvangirai being raised in jubilation having brought power to the ...
FA Cup Win A Turning Point – Wenger Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said the FA Cup final comeback against Hull City can be a turning point towards a successful new era for the club. The Gunners came from two goals down to win 3-2 after extra time and lift their first trophy for nine years. “It was an important moment in the life of this team,” said Wenger, who confirmed he will sign a new contract. “To lose would have been a major setback but to win will be a good platform to build on.” “Arsene Wenger is a winner again. Arsenal are winners again after 120 dramatic minutes that forced manager, players and fans through so many of the experiences they have shared in recent years – only this time with a happy ending. “Wenger has every right to celebrate this success but he must not – and surely will not – believe that this means Arsenal do not still require serious investment.” Wenger’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season but he has repeatedly expressed his desire to continu ...
Today sees some huge football matches across Europe. Arsenal play Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley at 17:00 BST, while across the border St Johnstone play Dundee United in the Scottish Cup final a couple of hours earlier. In Spain, Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in a winner takes all La Liga title decider, while in Germany, the country's two footballing giants, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, will contest the German Cup final in Berlin at 19:00. Starting with Arsenal. This is a Cup I will like them to win despite our rivalry. Arsene Wenger's side has not won a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup. When Arsenal face Hull City today at Wembley, it will be four days short of nine years since Manager Arsene Wenger last sampled the joy of lifting a trophy. Since the moment Patrick Vieira's final kick as an Arsenal player secured victory on penalties over Manchester United at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in 2005, Wenger and the Gunners have been forced to measure their success in terms of Champions League ...
The Dossier: Even Arsenal can't slip up in FA Cup final against Hull City The Gunners have been unstoppable against inferior sides, boasting a new-found ruthlessness, while Steve Bruce must arrest his team's poor form without their £15m strikeforce The tear-soaked desolation that overcame Arsenal's players upon full-time of their last cup final appearance has become the very visage that has defined their near nine-year trophy drought. Distraught red-shirted bodies were strewn across the Wembley turf, shoulders slumped and heads in hands, as Birmingham City celebrated an unlikely victory. It felt so typical of the post-Invincibles era Gunners, to throw away a first piece of silverware since Patrick Vieira had buried his spot kick at the Millennium Stadium – and against a side who would go on to be relegated from the Premier League. But since that forgettable day, Arsene Wenger has made very marked and purposeful changes to the DNA of his squad. In 2011, only three players who took to the field – Tomas ...
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I saw Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp out on the pitch. The really awesome thing was that I was going to meet Arsene Wenger
Patrick Vieira has been placed on the shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger should he leave the Emirates this summer
France want Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Patrick Vieira is a candidate to replace him.
Arsenal are seriously considering Patrick Vieira to potentially replace Arsene Wenger if or when he decides to leave the Gunners.
France want Arsene Wenger... and Patrick Vieira could replace him at Arsenal.
Paul Scholes to Arsene Wenger “They (Arsenal) capitulated at Chelsea and it seems to be a similar theme that happens when they play the top teams. For one reason or another players go missing. The players like Arteta, Cazorla, Rosicky and Ozil, it seems like they go on the pitch with no discipline. “There are no leaders like Patrick Vieira, Tony Adams or Martin Keown. When these players go 2-0 down they just carry on what they are doing they have a walk up front, lose the ball, play a nice little one-two and not even bother running back. “It’s Arsenal fans I feel sorry for because it is the same every year. They get a sniff of the title then they go to Chelsea and do nothing. The fans expect Arsenal to be going for the league but they’re a million miles away in my eyes. They need characters and leaders. “Jack Wilshere came on the scene and looked a top young player but he has never really gone on. He needs the characters like Vieira next to him to take him to the next level. He doesn’t look ...
Arsenal don't need a new manager; they need Arsene Wenger to become a new man. He needs to go from being a dreamer to a pragmatist, and revisit the past to understand how he earned his reputation. Wenger's early teams at Arsenal were physically imposing. You'd stand next to the likes of Martin Keown, Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit and Co. in the tunnel and know there was a fierce battle ahead. They had a mob of street fighters back then—tough players who stood up to be counted. But at some point Wenger decided on a change of philosophy. Perhaps inspired by the rise of teams like Barcelona on the Continent, he turned his focus to signing smaller, more mobile players. It might have been the right approach for Europe, but it neglected the fundamental requirements of the Premier League. Fans in England want to see physicality. They want to see players who can win aerial battles, thrive in close-quarters combat and handle themselves in a challenge. The Premier League is a reflection of that, and you can't wi ...
Former England midfielder Paul Scholes has launched a scathing attacking on Arsenal, suggesting their midfielder Jack Wilshere has not progressed as a player under the guidance of Gunners Manager Arsene Wenger. Many observers have suggested that Arsenal's 22-year-old playmaker was the most gifted midfielder England have produced since Scholes was in his pomp for Manchester United and on the international stage, but the 11-time Premier League title winner begs to differ. "When Jack Wilshere came on the scene, what a top young player he looked,"suggested Scholes."Injuries haven't helped him, but his development from 17 years of age, he doesn't look any better player now than he did when he was 17. "He needs people like [Patrick] Vieira, characters like that, to take him on to the next level. Characters and leaders are important. You play Arsenal now, get stuck in about them and you've won the game." The outspoken Scholes was equally forthright in condemning Arsenal manager Wenger and his team, in a week whe ...
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Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is lined-up to be a long-term replacement for Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger ’s best ( bargain) XI March 19, 2014 • By arseblog With Arsene’ s 1000th game coming up at the weekend , there are all kinds of Best XIs floating about . With a nod to the boss’ s transfer market acumen, here’ s our best bargain XI. GK : Jens Lehmann £ 1 .5 m – He arrived from Borussia Dortmund and became an Invincible. RB : Bacary Sagna £ 6m – The most expensive purchase but in terms of value for money he ’s provided it . CB : Sol Campbell £ 0 .00 p – Thanks Sp* rs! CB : Kolo Toure £ 250 ,000 – He came as an eager jack of all trades , and became a top class centre- half . Sold for a profit of around £ 12 m. LB: Gael Clichy £ 400 ,000 – Arrived from Cannes a 17 year old rookie , played a key part in the unbeaten season , and was sold for a profit of close to £7 m. LM : Edu £600 , 000 – His fee was reported at £ 6 m from Corinthians , it was much , much less than that. He really did have a cultured left foot. CM : Patrick Vieira £ 3. 5m – Rescued from AC Mi ...
Szczesny's red card is the 100th chalked up by an Arsenal player during the Arsene Wenger era, which began in 1996. Patrick Vieira tops the list with 10 dismissals, with Martin Keown in second with seven red cards and six players, Dennis Bergkamp, Gilles Grimandi, Laurent Koscielny, Ray Parlour, Emmanuel Petit and Robin Van Persie, sitting third with four sendings-off each. My take Statisticians.
London – Premier League leaders Arsenal has been dismissed by many critics as a credible title challenger despite its impressive start. The time has come for the Gunners to underline their credentials as they travel to fourth-place Manchester City - which has yet to lose a point at home this season - before hosting Chelsea. Chasing it first Premier League title since 2004, Arsene Wenger's team leads the standings by five points ahead of Liverpool, which travels to Tottenham on Sunday. Defending champion Manchester United cannot afford another slip-up at Aston Villa following two consecutive losses that have left the club trailing 13 points behind in the title race. Here are five things to know about this weekend's matches in the Premier League: LACK OF LEADERSHIP? Arsenal's resurgence this season has left Patrick Vieira in awe, though the former Gunner feels Arsene Wenger's team might eventually pay for its lack of a real leader in the dressing room. Vieira, who won the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 Europ ...
The former Gunners captain has dismissed the North London side's title chances on account of a perceived "lack of leadership" within Arsene Wenger's ranks Patrick Vieira does not believe that former club Arsenal will win the Premier League this season because they cannot "win games playing badly". The Frenchman, who now coaches Manchester City's Under-21 side, lifted the title three times during his nine-year spell in North London. Arsenal have not won any silverware since Vieira converted the winning penalty in a shootout against Manchester United in the 2005 FA Cup final, though, and the 37-year-old believes the Gunners still lack the ability to win ugly. “When you look at Arsenal, they play fantastic football. But sometimes you need to win games playing badly, and I don't think Arsenal are capable of that at the moment,” the Frenchman told the Daily Mirror. "Maybe there is a lack of leadership - they don't have a Tony Adams, Martin Keown or Sol Campbell. These are players who can be leaders on or o ...
Keane & Vieira - Best of enemies. ITV4 from 10:00pm to 11:15pm A fascinating study of one of football's most infamous personality clashes between former midfield enforcers Roy Keane of Manchester United and Arsenal's Patrick Vieira. A special animosity seemed to exist between the two whenever they clashed on the field - indeed, Keane once described himself as being in a war with Vieira. Their infamous tunnel bust up in February 2005 has entered folklore and most fans would agree that the pair were footballing warriors that defined their age. In this special film, the two men come together to try to explain their toxic relationship. They speak candidly about just why they hated each other and express their views on their respective managers, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.
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TOP 10 Inspired Premier League signings. 10. Joe Hart | Shrewsbury Town to Manchester City Before reading this, remember: form is temporary, class is permament. Joe Hart will be back to his brilliant best before too long. Manchester City signed the current England No. 1 goalkeeper from Shrewsbury Town in 2006 - for the bargain price of £600,000 9. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | Molde to Manchester United Plucked from Molde in 1996, Sir Alex Ferguson brought Norway striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Old Trafford for the bargain price of £1.5m. 8. Dennis Bergkamp | Inter Milan to Arsenal In 1995, things weren't going to plan for Dutch striker Dennis Bergkamp, who had left Ajax two years earlier. He needed to leave Inter Milan in order to resurrect his career - and that's where Arsene Wenger stepped in. The Arsenal boss recognised the forward's extraordinary talent and did not hesitate to spend £7.5m on his services. 7. Patrick Vieira | AC Milan to Arsenal The France international was a key part of the Gunners 'Invi ...
Head-to-head The Red Devils have lost just one of their last 12 league and cup games against the Gunners (W9, D2, L1). This will be Arsene Wenger's 50th game against United as Arsenal manager. He has won 15 of the previous 49 (excluding penalty shoot-outs). Manchester United - The Red Devils have won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time under manager David Moyes. Fourteen of United's last 19 league goals have been scored or assisted by Robin Van Persie or Wayne Rooney. Patrice Evra will become the third Frenchman to make 250 Premier League appearances, following in the footsteps of Arsenal duo Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. Arsenal - Victory would give Arsenal their highest ever points tally after 11 Premier League matches. Arsenal are the only Premier League club to have scored in every game this season. The last team to shut-out the Gunners was David Moyes' Everton in a 0-0 draw at the Emirates on 16 April. Prior to this weekend, only five players had assisted four or more Premier Lea ...
The Sunday Times [paywall] have published their Sports Rich List and there are a number of Arsenal people featuring in the Top 100. The first Arsenal man to appear is former defender Sol Campbell who ranks 30th, a drop of six places compared to last year with a reported wealth of £33m, a drop of £1m since 2012. Next to appear is Arsene Wenger who holds his 37th place despite an increase of £3m on last year with a wealth of £29m. Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira appears at 45 with £23m, helped, no doubt, by his wages at Manchester City while Emmanuel Adebayor makes his first appearance on the list at 77 with £14m. Robin Van Persie is joint 91st with £12m, another new entry and the final name on the list. There are no current Arsenal players in the top 100. Topping the list, it is no surprise to see David Beckham hold the number one spot with £165m, an increase of £5m compared to his fortune this time last year. Top 20 in the Sunday Times Rich List: Rank 2013(2012) Name Worth Rise/Fall Source ...
Flamini stoking Arsenal fire Arsene Wenger was enjoying the mood again and, clearly, feeling a little mischievous. So, when news was sought about his team selection ahead of the Champions League game with Napoli, he couldn’t resist the smallest of good-natured digs back: "In central midfield, you know, we have [Mathieu] Flamini and many people questioned us when we did that, but since he played he has done very well." That is undeniably the case, and perceptions of the free transfer have changed almost as much as predictions about Arsenal’s prospects after an eventful August. In truth, though, it was also Flamini’s initial departure that led to the first deeper long-term questioning of Wenger’s management. That move to Milan in the summer of 2008 undeniably marked a watershed in the club’s history. Prior to then, Arsenal had seen Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry leave in the summers of 2005 and 2007, respectively, but only as both players were also leaving their prime. Ashley Cole’s 2006 exit ...
Can Arteta and Flamini be the new Petit and Vieira for Arsenal? Tuesday night’s emphatic 2-0 victory over Napoli saw Arsenal start both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in central midfield for the first time. The 31-year-old Spaniard came back into the side in midweek last week against West Brom in the League Cup after missing the start of the season with a hamstring injury. In his absence, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger deployed the newly resigned Mathieu Flamini as the holding midfielder of his central trio, anchoring the play and protecting the backline as Arteta had been last term. On Tuesday evening we got to see the pair start together and, as the scoreline suggests, they were hugely influential in the game and, crucially, successful as a partnership. They reminded me of Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit who combined to such powerful and dominant effect for the Gunners in the late 1990s. Arteta and his French colleague Flamini are smaller in stature that their predecessors who, lining ...
Premier League Who makes way for Mikel Arteta at Arsenal? When it comes to Arsenal's lack of silverware in recent years, the media are quick to highlight the lack of experienced leaders within central midfield. Indeed, throughout Arsenal's 1997-98 Premier League winning season, Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira's leadership played a crucial part in clinching the Gunners' first league title since 1991 – and Arsene Wenger's first on English soil. It is, then, encouraging news that Mikel Arteta returned to training last Friday following a thigh injury which has seen him miss all of Arsenal's opening fixtures. Wenger was quick to highlight Arteta's importance, saying “he is very influential and he's a leader - one of the leaders of the team and he's a technical leader as well." The Frenchman also went on to add: “I believe Arteta will get back into the team and they will all get their share of games. You calculate in a squad the maximum the players can play is 70 per cent of the games, so that is a lot ...
PLANETFROM A TRUE GUNNER The Return of the British Core... Knowingly or not, Arsene owes a great debt to his predecessors, especially George Grahamwho nurture the roots of English at the squadhe inherited as boyband "Arsenal Famous Wonderwall" consisting of David Seaman, Martin Keown, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn and midfielder energetic Ray Parlour...But soon the British Core dissapered and Arsene Wenger started recruiting French players who later won manytitles...Patrick Vieira in his first season, Nicholas Anelka and Emmanuel Petit (1997/98) and Thierry Henry - who was flop at Juventus - season 1999/2000... This was a breakthrough decision because this formula successfully brought many titles...The arrival of African Players changed the Premier League...This is what makes French connection base becoming crucial because the majority of African countries use French as their official language...CescFabregas in an interview once said that he was having trouble arriving at Arsenal ...
FABREGAS - ANOTHER DANGER! Arsene Wenger is one manager, who could be described as an utmost gentleman, plays every dot and coma to the book, benevolent to the extent of selling his deadliest players to his closest rivals. Yes, he's all these and more but one sell hurt Le Prof more than any other in his soon-to-be 17 years in Arsenal - Fabregas' move back to Barca! We had Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thiery Henry, Gilberto, Tony Adams, Ray Parlour, Sol Campbell, etc..but never has Wenger built his entire squad around the artistic chemistry of one individual the way he did around Cesc. At a point I became annoyed because any time Cesc didn't play because of regular injury, Arsenal did struggle! But a fully fit Fabregas is nothing but a genius.he had that extra terrestrial ability to see everything happening in the pitch and the uncanny ability to drop a one-time pass on a coin even 60 metres away and he brings in admirable share of goals in the process. He made the playing lives of Adebayor, Van Persie ...
Arsenal are reportedly readying a summer move for Juventus youngster Paul Pogba, a player Arsene Wenger has made two previous attempts to sign, according to the Daily Mirror. Arsene also says he could be the next Patrick Vieira. Arsene said the same about Diaby back in 06. Slick
Lyon boss wants Grenier to ignore Arsenal interest Remi Garde is a Former Arsenal player and a friend of Arsene Wenger, but the Lyon manager is not prepared to do his former club, or the manager who signed him, any favours. He may not have been officially signed by Wenger, who was still finishing his contract with the Japanese side Nagoya Grampus 8, but like Patrick Vieira, it was on the word of Wenger that Arsenal brought him to the club. Garde is now trying to fend off his old boss, as Wenger is trying to sign the 22-year old midfielder Clement Grenier from his Ligue 1 club Lyon. The prof has already taken the unusual step of expressing his interest publicly, which suggested to me that a deal was almost done. Garde, however, has also spoken to the media. He is adamant that the young French player would be better off staying at Lyon for the time being. I already did all I could so thay he didn’t join Nice last summer. I know the talent and ambition of Clement,” the Lyon manager told RMC. “He’s a ...
Arsene Wenger signed the following crops of players| Patrick Vieira, Sol Campbell, Thierry Henry, Sylvain Wiltord, Ashley Cole, Davor Suker, Antonio Reyes, Kanu Nwankwo, Jens Lehman, Robert Pires, Fredie Ljunberg, Lauren Etama Mayer, Tomasz Rosicky, Alex Hleb, Francesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie..He is also the one that signed these| Maroune Chamakh, Oliver Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, Neves Denilson, Sebastian Squillaci, Johan Djorou, Armand Traore and co..Ya can see the descending order in terms of IQ and intelligence.Why do fans still say ''In Arsene we trust'' and not bombard his *** with escoriation?
Arsene Wenger on Robin Van Persie : “We have lost some other big players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira,...
Arsene Wenger and Patrick Vieira are in the 2013 Top 100 Sport Rich List! Read more: [From GMF]
☀ Fans Talk: Arsene Wenger, Heroes or scolding.? ☀ Following the failure of the FA Cup, and the possibility of experiencing the same thing in the Champions League, football enthusiast Amal Ganesha, gives his opinion on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. Constrict the forehead, maybe that's the attitude you reflect on when looking at the above title. Yep, it's the fact that in recent years, Arsenal fans are often called gooners is undergoing a period of anxiety related to their pride in the club's fortunes. Now, gooners have split into two camps, they outline the pros and cons of the Wenger Wenger. Almost 8 years this club has not tasted a title again, after the last in 2005 they got the FA Cup, when Patrick Vieira was still serving as captain of Arsenal. Void a very long title that makes some parties could not believe Arsene Wenger a. Now, the question is again most "haunted" hard once, Arsene Wenger, a hero? or diatribe? Arsene Wenger was born in Strasbourg October 22, 1949, is the best manager in the histor ...
Latest EPL News & Transfer Gossips : - Harry Redknapp and QPR have been labelled 'out of their minds' for shattering the club's wage structure to sign Chris Samba. - Jose Mourinho says he coming back to the Premier League - probably this summer, but has not said which club he will be managing. - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his ultimate dream is to return to Manchester United as manager. - Moussa Sissoko has revealed that Arsenal great Patrick Vieira was the inspiration behind his switch to Newcastle. - Everton have joined the chase for Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard, who is out of contract in the summer. - Arsenal sent a scout to Parkhead on Tuesday night to watch Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, with Arsene Wenger having identified the holding midfield as a transfer priority this summer. - Manchester City are considering a summer move for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez. - Newcastle are eyeing up deals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin with the club confirming plans to raid ...
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"13 February, 1999: Controversial Debut Kanu" Arsenal Holic| | Striker nationals Nigeria, Nwankwo Kanu, his debut at Arsenal with a controversial story on February 13, 1999, when his side host Sheffield United at Highbury. The two teams meet in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Gunners ahead in the 28th minute through the creation of Patrick Vieira. However, the position to be a draw after the visitors bomber, Marcelo, goalkeeper David Seaman managed to break into the second half running for three minutes. To add the power on his side, Manager Arsene Wenger lose Kanu for the first time, since imported from Inter Milan at the beginning of the month and replaces Kaba Diawara. Number 25 adorning the back of costume Kanu. Entering the final ten minutes of the second half running, Sheffield United midfielder, Lee Morris lying on the ground due to hard tackle Giles Grimandi in the opponent's penalty box. The game had a few moments until the ball goes to the goalkeeper flow Sheffield United, Alan Kelly. See Mor ...
Patrick Vieira is in line for a sensational return to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger sounded him out about the job of replacing Liam Brady
vieira Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira could be set to return to the club to replace Liam Brady as head of youth development, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper claims the former midfielder, who is currently Manchester City’s football development executive, has been sounded out by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger about the possibility of taking on the role. Dennis Bergkamp, another Arsenal legend, is also on a four-man shortlist, according to the newspaper. Success Brady has held the role since 1996, but it was announced last month that he would be departing the club by May 2014. He was also a Former Arsenal player, so there is a clear precedent for club legends having success as head of youth. Whoever succeeds the Irishman at the Emirates Stadium will have some act to follow, as the club have produced a host of homegrown talents during his time in the role. Wenger is currently enjoying the benefits of Brady’s work with Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs flourishing in the first-team, while the likes of A ...
As is generally known, Arsene Wenger is famous for its policy development of young players and talented player with the purchase price. Here are listed among the 10 best purchase 'THE PROFESOR 1. Thierry Henry Signed for £10m, sold for £16m (Juventus) 2. Cesc Fabregas Signed for free (Barcelona) 3. Sol Campbell Signed for free, left on a free (Spurs) 4. Patrick Vieira Signed for £3.5m, sold for £18m (AC Milan) 5. Kolo Toure Signed for £150,000, sold for £16m (ASEC) 6. Nicolas Anelka Signed for £500,000, sold for £22m (PSG) 7. Marc Overmars Signed for £5.5m, sold for £25m (Ajax) 8. Robin Van Persie Signed for £2.75m, sold for £25m (Feyenoord) 9. Emmanuel Adebayor Signed for £7m, sold for £25m (Monaco) 10.Emmanuel Petit Signed for £2.5m, sold for £7m (Monaco)
On this day eight years ago: Roy Keane & Patrick Vieira clashed in the Highbury tunnel! Relive it here: [from GMF]
On 21 May, 2005, Arsenal triumphantly lifted the FA Cup after beating Man United on penalties, but what has happened in those seven years since? BARCELONA DENY ARSENAL Champions League GLORY IN 2005/06 Premier League: Fourth FA Cup: Fourth round League Cup: Semi final Champions League: Runners-up Players in: Theo Walcott (from Southampton), Alex Hleb (Stuttgart), Emmanuel Adebayor (Monaco), Abou Diaby (Auxerre), Vito Mannone (Atalanta) Nicklas Bendtner (Copenhagen) Players out: David Bentley (to Blackburn), Patrick Vieira (Juventus), Jermaine Pennant (Birmingham), Stuart Taylor (Aston Villa) What happened? Arsenal, with Manager Arsene Wenger in his 10th season in charge of the club, narrowly lost to Barcelona in Paris, going down 2-1, while Bolton knocked them out of the FA Cup and Wigan did the same in the League Cup. The league finish was memorable for Tottenham's first team suffering from food poisoning on the final day of the season in the battle for fourth place. Spurs lost to West Ham and Arsenal be ...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no doubts his current players have as much heart as the likes of Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira and Martin Keown.
Man City chief Patrick Vieira says Arsene Wenger must be backed at Arsenal as he will still win titles for the Gunners. My Take Pls, when? We want to start counting down o.
World Football News Update 1. Lucas Radebe, the former Leeds United and South Africa captain, expects more Premier League players will follow Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar, 30, and decide not to play in future Africa Cup of Nations because of its scheduling. 2. Tony Adams has publicly criticised the Arsenal board for lacking ambition and failing to hold on to their biggest stars in recent times, as well as questioning the set-up of Arsene Wenger's team. 3. Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez admits he considered retirement after his fall-out with manager Roberto Mancini. 4. Ricardo Kaka has reportedly signed with AC Milan on a loan deal. 5. Mario Balotelli is ready to join AC Milan in a £24m deal. The 22-year-old striker has given notice on his rented house in Cheshire and started flying his possessions back to Milan. 6. Former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira says eight years without a trophy is too long for the Gunners and playing beautiful football is not enough any more. 7. Liverpool manager Brenda ...
Arsene Wenger admits he's trying to build a new British core to his team. Wenger was boosted by Jack Wilshere , Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson , five key British stars, signing new contracts three weeks ago and sees the expected agreement with Theo Walcott to stay at the Emirates vital to further this cause. "Theo signing would give a positive message out to our fans that the way is not exit, but stability. We're not there yet, but it will make a difference between us and the top two teams because Wilshere is just 21, Walcott 23, Gibbs 23, Oxlade-Chamberlain just 19. "They're all good players and you need a core that represents the values of the club, like Chelsea had with John Terry and Frank Lampard. "We had a period where we kept our players together for eight, nine years, players such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. What you want are players staying together and being successful together." Shaw
THE GUARDIAN Arsene Wenger has admitted it is becoming more difficult to sign potential stars of the future due to pressure from supporters and scouts for big names to be brought to Arsenal. Wenger's reputation for unearthing talent at a cut price is arguably the best in the Premier League, the manager having turned a number of players into top-class internationals since he was appointed by Arsenal in 1996. Patrick Vieira signed from Milan for £3.5m and went on to inspire the North London club to seven major trophies, and Nicolas Anelka and Cesc Fábregas also arrived for nominal fees. The £10m spent on Thierry Henry in 1999 was regarded as a risky amount for a relatively unknown winger. Wenger, who said that any incomings during the January transfer window were not a priority until Theo Walcott agrees to a contract extension, believes the arrival of such gems is more unlikely in the modern era. Asked how tough it is to make decisions on incoming players, he said: "It's very difficult because the level ...
George Graham is backing Arsene Wenger to remain at Arsenal "for a few more years" - if he can rediscover his skill for nurturing young talent. "Let's give Arsene the credit. He brought in players for average prices, like Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka, Marc Overmars, Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit. "They were all very good players, unknown to the fans in England, that he turned into fantastic world-class players. That was his strength. "In my opinion, he has got to get his magic hat on again and go out and see if he can get players of that quality at good prices."
Arsenal 'We'll buy Messi and surprise you': Wise-cracking Wenger plays down Arsenal woes Arsene Wenger claims hehas won trophies with worse Arsenal teams than his current generation. Wenger insisted that his squad is more focused and determined than some of the players who have delivered Premier League titles, cup glory and Doubles during his 16-year reign. It may leave Arsenal supporters questioning whether Wenger really isl osing his grip on reality as most of his current players simply do not measure up to legends like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Cesc Fabregas. But Wenger also launched a passionate defence of his recent purchases -including Gervinho, whose shocking miss from two yards contributed to Arsenal's humiliating Capital One Cup exit at League Two side Bradford in midweek. Arsenal are approaching their eighth year withouta trophy and are in danger of missing out ona top four finish, putting Wenger under unprecedented pressure and facing questions about his long term future. The Frenchman ...
Some Arsenal fans really *** me off. I have been an Arsenal fan for the whole of my 17 year existence, and it’s fair to say that this is the worst I have seen them play during that period. However, some Arsenal fans are being overly critical of Arsene Wenger, saying that us Arsenal fans ‘hate’ him. This is absolutely disgusting. Back in 1996 Arsenal were looking for a new manager after parting terms with George Graham. We had a choice of two managers. Terry Venables and Arsene Wenger, and I can’t describe how glad I am at the fact we chose Wenger. Without him we would never have signed Dennis Bergkamp, or Theirry Henry. We would never of had an unbeaten season. I could never hate Arsene Wenger, and I fail to see how any true Arsenal fan can either. Yes, he is passed it now and probably should go but we have to show him some respect as without him Arsenal would have turned into nothing a long time ago, and we wouldn’t have the expectations of a Champions League finish, or winning a trophy if it . ...
Once upon a time, Arsenal was a team that played its game with suave, creativity and artistry — and kept winning. At one time, teams were struggling to beat the record of not conceding early against Arsenal. During those days, the prospects of facing up Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, Fredrick Ljunberg and Thierry Henry would cause Man United, leave alone the Stokes and Norwichs of this world, sleepless nights. In that era, if you had not conceded in the first 20 minutes, it was marked as an achievement and other teams would use the video from the match as a case study on how to delay the Armageddon. It is no longer the case. We used to have a sharp manager called Arsene Wenger; he was a master of his own destiny. Then one night ‘aliens’ (I suspect from the northern region of Manchester City) came, undertook brain surgery, took off with his sharp brain and exchanged it with some dump gray matter. Apart from the uniform and the name, I do not recognise anything else from the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...
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the 3 things arsenal must change by Joe SG Let me start off by saying, I’m a huge Arsene Wenger fan. In fact, he’s is one of the main reasons why I support Arsenal. I think it’s fair to say that everybody likes the way the North London club play – even the neutrals. But the problem with Wenger is that he doesn’t listen to reason. Yes, we can’t compete with the Chelsea’s and Manchester City’s of this world. But he’s also lost the ability to sign great players. I mean, why sign Park Chu-Young or Marouane Chamakh, when you can sign great underdogs like Bobby Zamora, Clint Dempsey and so on. Along with this there are other issues with the club which is preventing them from taking that one step further and breaking their trophyless run. I believe there are three things missing, big things at that. 1. Lack of physical presence in the midfield Look at how Arsenal benefited from Patrick Vieira’s physique in the past, or how City have benefited from Yaya Toure. He is a midfield enforcer who dri ...
No doubt Arsene Wenger is the best manager epl ever had apart from Sir Alex. No one can ever doubt that (especially achieving a feat of finishing a whole season unbeaten)...but watching 'manutd vs arsenal' fixture nowadays is no better than a mere 'manutd vs QPR' 3 points expected fixture!Gone are the days of a world war-like battle between 'Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira' compared to 'Carrick and Ramsey' OR 'Cristiano Ronaldo and best ever epl left back Ashley Cole' compared to 'the irrepressible Antonio Valencia and the always ridiculous Andre Santos'. These alone shows Arsene Wenger has lost the plot, extremely ran out of ideas, and been completely left behind by his once fierce and great rival Sir Alex. Selling your best player (Van Persie) to your worst enemy (Man Utd) is the best way to move the club forward said "Ivan The Terrible" (Ivan Gazidis) when we are the most efficiently run club (financially) in Europe. Whatever the circumstance though, I'll always be an 'arsenal forever' fan but it must be ...
Rumours of Arsenal's decline have been greatly exaggerated. Apparently, it was all over for the Gunners after Robin Van Persie's departure this summer. Just as it was when Patrick Vieira left. And when Thierry Henry scarpered. And when Cesc did one. Unfortunately for the rest of the Premier League, nobody bothers telling Arsene Wenger his team are on the wain. The Gunners are 10 places higher, have five more points and a goal difference of 15 better than at this stage last season. In your face doommongers. COYG! Lets whoop Chelsea!
Realdream Sport Inc (c) = Rumor has it that the obvious candidates to be Arsenal's next captain are Sebastian Squillaci, Marouane Chamakh and Park Ju-young. = WOW! Marouane Chamakh? Park Ju-young? -This Got To be joke The finest, U are kidding Me- says Maureen- =But there is a painfully obvious theme when examining the list of adored skippers since Tony Adams bowed out: =CHECK THIS OUT- Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fábregas and now Robin Van Persie. = Gilberto Silva and William Gallas may have moved along with considerably less drama but it is striking how often Arsene Wenger hands over the armband to a particularly valuable player, only to have to pat him on the back as he exits shortly afterwards.
On June 25th, 2001 Arsenal’s combative midfielder Patrick Vieira unleashed a volley aimed straight at the Arsenal board and Arsenal’s double-winning French manager, Arsene Wenger. Speaking to the Sun, Vieira tread what are now well worn boards demanding a trade “not for the money” but because “the c...
"I'm amazed at how big Patrick Vieira's elbows are - they can reach players ten yards away..." - Arsene Wenger
Patrick Vieira : Arsenal failed to buy any world class players. Arsene Wenger : You weren't world class when we signed you...checkmate
Comment of the Week: "Arsenal have failed to sign any world class players." - Patrick Vieira. "You weren’t world class when Arsenal signed you." - Arsene Wenger.
Arsene Wenger meeting Patrick Vieira and the Toure brothers in Beijing.
Arsene Wenger on Patrick Veiria - 'Patrick was 17 when I first saw him play, in a game where he absolutely dominated the midfield.i said to myself,hmm this guy is going to become a great player.he was a winner , and always commited in that Patrick would always want to play, even when he was injured he would still want to play and sometimes I had to hold him back and he would get upset for not being allowed to play despite being injured' ... PATRICK VIEIRA..ARSENAL LEGEND
For the fourth time since 2005, Arsenal will head into a season rebounding from the departure of their high profile captain.But while Arsene Wenger perceived Patrick Vieira (2005) and Thierry Henry’s (2007) departure as good business, and Cesc Fabregas’s protracted exit last European summer was to fulfil a romantic yearning to return home, RVP’s exit signals a grim reality for Gunners fans. His decision to leave is hardly surprising, given the rumours have been swirling for so long. But the tone and disquiet is alarming. It wasn’t about the money – Arsenal had reportedly put together a package believed to be worth around £130,000 a week, which would have made him the best-paid player in Arsenal's history. Van Persie, at 28 years old, believes he cannot afford to remain at the Emirates – trophyless since 2005 - if he wants to win trophies during his career. Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar. That’s a damning indictment on Wenger and a club t ...
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to blame if Robin Van Persie quits as Patrick Vieira predicts young stars would follow
Patrick Vieira tells Arsene Wenger: Arsenal are going to lose Robin Van Persie | The Sun |Sport|Football
- Arsene Wenger paid 3.5m quid for Patrick Vieira & sold him aged nearly 30 for 20m euro's.
- Arsene Wenger bought Patrick Vieira for 3.5m quid & sold him aged almost 30 for 20m euro's.
Little Giant Ladders
Arsene Wenger’s 2003-04 record-breakers, which included superstars Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira, went an entire season unbeaten to claim the league title. And now the Gunners’ unforgettable achievement has been rewarded with the crown of Best Team in the Premier League’s 20 Seasons Awards. Boss Wenger said: “I am very proud of this and very happy. “I told the players at the time that they could achieve something special once we were champions – being invincible. “And they did it. At the time they didn’t realise how much it would mean in the future. “My target is to get Arsenal back to that level. “I feel personally that we are not far away from being able to fight for the championship, and let’s hope we can show that next season.”
It seemed as if we weren’t going to have another summer like this. Mindnumbing, monotonous, merciless weeks of rumours about whether our star player would leave. Perhaps it was naïve to assume that. So now, instead of focussing on which players we’re going to strengthen our side with, we’re forced to lie awake at night wondering whether Robin Van Persie will be at Arsenal come the end of August, a stream of sensationalist headlines begging for the attention of our mind’s eye. Tossing and turning on the possibility of losing our captain, again. People will point to the occasions when we’ve lost a key player and recovered – when we sold Patrick Vieira, we got to the Champions League final; when we sold Thierry Henry we looked good for the title for a long while; when we sold Emmanuel Adebayor we suddenly looked a better side and put up another strong fight for the title. As well as all of that, other players blossomed and we stayed in the Champions League season upon season. But what’s undeni ...
Patrick Vieira has taunted Arsene Wenger by claiming Arsenal have left it too late to keep Robin Van Persie. Grow up Pat, traitor
Patrick Vieira: "The real question is how Arsene Wenger will convince Robin they can win trophies". More on this later.
Arsene Wenger shared the following link and had this to say about it: Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira is "really proud" after his old team were named the greatest in Premier League history after going for the entire 2003/04 season unbeaten, leading to their nickname 'The Invincibles'. The former France international midfielder states it feels "amazing" to be voted ahead of so many other "great teams", but b...
Arsene Wenger's class of 2003-04 has been voted the greatest team of the era as part of the Premier League's celebrations of the last 20 seasons. Arsenal ended that season unbeaten in the top flight as they cruised to the title with an 11-point winning margin. "My target is to get back to that, to get back to that level," said Gunners manager Wenger. They might have been eliminated from the Champions League quarter-finals, but the Gunners managed to go through an entire Premier League campaign undefeated to regain their status as Premier League champions, thus becoming only the second team to do so since Preston North End in 1889. Blackburn's title-winning side of 1994-95 and Manchester United's treble winning team of 1998-99 were also in the running for the award. But the legendary Arsenal side, captained by Patrick Vieira, came out on top.
Chelsea legend, Marcel Desailly has implored Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger to snap up Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila at any cost. The Gunners have been
Sol Campbell: "Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp... I know would love to be offered a role [in Arsene Wenger's backroom staff]."
Patrick Vieira thinks united are favoured by refs? Maybe, but nice to see the old Arsene Wenger school of excuses rubbed off on him
maybe now we are seeing why Arsene Wenger didn't offer Patrick Vieira a role at Arsenal?
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