Don’t Write Off Patrick Vieira Returning to Arsenal, Says Ex-Teammate Gilberto Silva

Don’t Write Off Patrick Vieira Returning to Arsenal, Says Ex-Teammate Gilberto Silva

Patrick Vieira could return to Arsenal as a coach or manager at some point in the future, according to his former team-mate Gilberto Silva.

Silva and Vieira formed the midfield backbone of the most successful Gunners side of all-time, culminating in the team’s ‘Invincible’ season in 2003/2004.

But despite being a club legend, Vieira fell into the grasps of Manchester City at the end of his playing career, and is now taking his first managerial job at their sister club New York City FC.

However, Silva reckons the World Cup winner could one day return home to the Emirates and guide his old team to glory off the field.

Speaking exclusively to 888sport, the now-retired Brazilian said: “It’s quite hard to say if it was wrong or not. When he left Arsenal he went to Juventus then Milan and Manchester City.

“I don’t know what went wrong for him to be at Manchester City and not Arsenal. He’s now starting his career as coach somewhere else to find good experience but there’s a possibility he comes back to Arsenal.

“He was a massive story at the club and everyone likes him so this could be something for the future. If he was to come back and work with Arsene and his staff I would be very happy to see that happen.”

What do you think about Vieira coming back to Arsenal at some point in the future?

Isn’t it a bit odd that such a legend at one Premier League club is now helping build a dynasty at one of their rivals?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…


Read the full 888sport interview with Gilberto Silva here, including how he thinks Francis Coquelin’s return will boost Arsenal to the title.



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