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‘Arsenal disappointed me’ – Vieira wanted Gunners coaching opportunity.


Dec 2016


Having spent nine years as a player at Arsenal, the French midfielder was disappointed not to be given a coaching opportunity by Arsene Wenger.New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira is disappointed he was not given the opportunity to start his coaching career with former club Arsenal.Mkhi delivers again for United

The World Cup winner spent nine years with Arsenal before returning to Italy where he played for Juventus and Inter, having previously featured for AC Milan in Serie A.

Vieira then went back to England to end his career with Manchester City, and later became involved with the coaching set-up at the same club as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made no invitation to his compatriot.

Having now moved on to another City Football Group project in New York City – Vieira admitted he would have liked more assistance from Wenger.

He told RMC: “It’s true that after spending nine years at Arsenal, it’s the club of my heart – the one where I played my best football – I would have liked if the door was more open to me or other players who spent time there and who would have wanted to learn their career as a coach.

“Unfortunately, that’s not the case. I was lucky to arrive at Manchester City at the right moment, but it’s true that it leaves a little disappointment with regards to Arsenal.