WENGER SAYS PATRICK VIEIRA HAS THE ABILITY TO REPLACE HIM AS ARSENAL COACH

Arsenal manager wenger said that Patrick Vieira  has the ability to succeed him as Arsenal coach.
Vieira  is currently in charge of MLS side New York City, who are part of Manchester City's stable of sister clubs across the globe.
The French footballer also played for City but is best remembered in this country as Wenger's captain and midfield enforcer in an era when Arsenal were always contenders for the Premier League title, and won it three times.
Those days are long gone of course, with Wenger's current crop only able to qualify for next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League, as Manchester United did last season. Failure to get past Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals will leave Arsenal jostling with Burnley to avoid finishing seventh and therefore beginning next season's unwanted Europa League campaign with qualifiers that would clash with a freshly-announced pre-season tournament in Singapore.
Wenger is approaching the halfway stage of a two-year contract extension that many fans were adamant should not have been handed to the veteran, who has grown used to speculation about his future.
But Wenger did not dismiss Vieira's credentials as his successor.

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