Edu is backing former midfielder for next Arsenal manager – report

Edu is ready to offer his backing for Patrick Vieira to take over as the next Arsenal manager, say reports

Patrick Vieira is keen on taking over at Arsenal and Edu is ready to offer his backing should the former midfielder move to The Emirates, according to reports in the British media.

The Sunday Times, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that former Gunners captain Vieira has told friends that he would love to take over at The Emirates as the permanent replacement for Unai Emery.

Edu is a former team-mate of Vieira’s and the Brazilian is now in the role of technical director ad the north London club.

And according to the same story, Edu is willing to offer his support for Vieira to be appointed as the new Gunners boss.

Arsenal are currently on the lookout for a new manager after the opted to sack Emery at the end of last month following a poor start to the season.

Freddie Ljungberg has taken temporary charge at The Emirates until a permanent replacement can be found.

Arsenal travel to Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday night, before they take on defending Premier League champions Manchester City at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term under Emery.

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