Date: 20th March 2017 at 5:25pm

Arsenal legend and ‘invincible’ Patrick Vieira has put his £2.2m Cheshire house on the market in the thick of rumours he could be returning to Arsenal this summer.

The Frenchman who spent nine years at Highbury has not returned to the club since leaving for Juventus in 2005, but speculation has been mounting over a possible summer homecoming.

The Manchester Evening News report the former box-to-box midfielder is 10/1 with some bookmakers to replace the under-fire Arsene Wenger if his old manager leaves The Emirates at the end of the season.

Wenger recently revealed he has reached a decision over his future, to which he will announce “very soon”.

Vieira, 40, could of course join the club in a different capacity. But theWorld Cup winner has enjoyed some managerial experience with the Manchester City youth side and he is currently head coach at New York City.

What do you think Gooners? Club legends returning to their old sides usually doesn’t end well – would this be any different? Share your thoughts below…

 

5 responses to “Vieira puts Cheshire house up for sale amid reports he’s to return to Arsenal”

  1. Kan says:

    Vieira Arsene’s no2 for a year and then takeover.. perfect!

  2. Akhilesh Deshpande says:

    I don’t care if Vieira will be successful as a manager for arsenal or not. One thing I am sure of is he will make the players play for the badge. And that’s all I want to see. The trophies will then follow.

  3. Dave Smith says:

    If Arsene does stay on he needs to change his ways regarding transfers and wage structure

  4. MikeH says:

    It’s all pointing towards Wenger signing a year extension and grooming the next manager over that year. While it would be nice to see Vieira back at the Club, I’m not sure he has the experience or pull to attract and keep top players. Allegri, Tuchel or Jardim seem to be the logical choices.

    The squad have let him down badly and have hidden behind the criticism of him. Wenger has been incredible at Arsenal (desetbes a statue) but he is taking the club backwards and we need a new direction. Thanks for the memories but we have to move on.

    • AdamW14 says:

      Brilliantly said Mike! I wouldn’t mind too much if Wenger grooms Vieira and or Henry personally and I still think they have the sway to attract big players… I also expect Wenger to move up to a director of football role.

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