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Arsenal fans react as report claims Patrick Vieira is now number one choice

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Arsenal fans react as report claims Patrick Vieira is now number one choice

Arsenal have reportedly identified Gunners legend Patrick Vieira as their number one target to replace Unai Emery on a permanent basis – but Gunners fans are fuming on Twitter after hearing of the reported news.

Freddie Ljungberg has taken over from Emery as interim manager, and is set to take charge of his second game as caretaker manager on Thursday when his side host Brighton at the Emirates Stadium. He drew 2-2 in his first match against Norwich.

It remains to be seen who will replace Emery. The main contenders include names such as Nuno Espirito Santo, Brendan Rodgers, Max Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino, Carlo Ancelotti and even Ljungberg – who could get the job if he impresses.

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But French outlet Nice-Matin have now claimed that Vieira could return to The Emirates as manager. The 43-year-old is currently managing in Ligue 1 with OGC Nice, after 90 games in charge of MLS side New York City.

The former Arsenal skipper impressed over the pond, winning 40 of his 90 games in charge. A move to Nice came about, but Vieira has only won 22 of his 57 games in charge in France.

It has seen Arsenal fans react angrily to the reported news that Vieira could be the man to replace Emery, with many unsure that Vieira has enough experience – and whether he is good enough to come in and do a job at such a big club like Arsenal.


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