Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League, which isn’t exactly a bad start to the season for Unai Emery.
Despite that, the Spaniard has yet to convince all the club’s fans that he’s the right man to take the club forward in the coming years.
Arsene Wenger leaving meant a brave new world for the London club and it was always likely the man replacing him would come under added scrutiny. Arsenal haven’t suffered the fall Manchester United did after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, yet he’s still got some work to do to get everyone backing him.
Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira is continuing to build his experience. Previously at New York City, the 43 year old is currently with OGC Nice.
They’re ninth in Ligue 1, but Vieira has done enough to impress people in his home country, with a move to a bigger club considered inevitable sooner or later.
And why not Arsenal?
Well, speaking on an RMC show (as covered by Le10 Sport), Vieira was asked about managing his former club as well as the France national team: “If it’s my dream to coach Arsenal or France? Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very high level. But the very high level I can touch with OGC Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent. 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.”
Those comments may go down very well with Arsenal fans.