- Patrick Vieira is one of the most successful players at Arsenal
- The Frenchman won three Premier League titles in the colours of the club
- Vieira was part of the historic squad that went unbeaten in the 2003-04 EPL season
- The 43-year-old is opened to managing the Gunners at some point in his career
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has admitted he would like to manage his former Premier League club at some point in his career.
The 43-year-old who was largely successful during his playing days for the north Londoners currently manages Ligue 1 side Nice.
He became the head coach of Les Aiglons in the summer of 2018 - replacing Swiss born tactician Lucien Favre and led them to finish seventh on the table at the end of the season.
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Vieira was part of the Gunners team that went unbeaten all through the 2003-04 season after which he joined Juventus in 2005.
The Frenchman won three Premier League titles and six other domestic silverware during his nine year reign at the club.
He scored 33 goals and 34 assists in 391 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions while at Highbury.
The former midfielder however told RMC regarding coaching Arsenal that: "Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level.
"But the very high level I can touch with Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent.
He added that: "But we do this job, and I do this job, to one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League."
Before moving to France, Vieira spent two years in charge of MLS outfit New York City and was tipped as Arsene Wenger's replacement before Unai Emery's emergence.
SunSport further reveals that Wenger showered praises on his former player for building his career ‘intelligently and patiently’, and the World Cup winner admits he was 'flattered'.
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“I’m really privileged to have worked under Arsene and him saying that is really flattering," he said. “If I manage Arsenal one day I will take him for dinner and I will pay the bill!
“He didn’t say it to put pressure (on me). It’s just flattering that the guy who spent over 20 years there thinks I have the quality to manage a big club like Arsenal one day.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger says the Invincibles are the best players he managed during his reign at the north London club.
The Frenchman parted ways with the club after over two decades in charge of the Gunners in May 2018 and has remained clubless over 18 months after.
Wenger and his formidable team created history when they went through the entire season without losing a single match.
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