Patrick Vieira replies when asked if he has spoken to Arsenal about Arsene Wenger role

The Arsenal legend reveals the Gunners haven't spoken to him about replacing Arsene Wenger

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Patrick Vieira has revealed that Arsenal haven’t been in touch about replacing Arsene Wenger.

The current Gunners manager is leaving at the end of the 2017-18 season following disappointing campaign.

Wenger’s men are in sixth place in the Premier League table and a long way behind Tottenham Hotspur in the final Champions League spot.

Arsenal can still qualify for next season’s Champions League if the Gunners win the Europa League trophy this term.

Vieira is currently in charge of Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC after previously working as a coach at Manchester City.

The former France international captained the Gunners to three Premier League titles during his nine-year spell at the north London outfit.

Asked whether Arsenal have contacted their former skipper about taking over the reins from Wenger at the end of the season, Vieira said, according to Sky Sports:

“Honestly and seriously, no.

“I still have, of course, next year.

“It is going to be my contract at least until the end of the season and then after that, anything can happen.

“But I have a contract until the end of the season.”

Arsenal finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to end up outside the top-four spots for the first time under Wenger.

The Gunners have won the FA Cup in three of the past four seasons to compensate for a lack of success in the Premier League.

Arsenal will have to get past Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals.

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