Club legend and an integral part of the “invincibles” is in the managerial waters as he’s in charge at Nice who competes in Ligue 1.
When Arsene Wenger left Arsenal after years and years of service, the turmoil for the Gunners started.
Even though Emery is doing a solid job result-wise, the fans aren’t happy with the way he sets his team up.
The Gunners’ fans demand more attractive and offensive football in order to utilize the great French-speaking trio, Lacazetter-Pepe-Aubameyang.
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Despite all the criticism, Arsenal is sitting at 3rd, which means that they are the “best of the rest” given that Liverpool and Manchester City are in the league of their own.
Champions League qualification is a must for Emery, as Manchester United are having one of the worst starts in history.
Add in Lampard’s Chelsea who are in the process of learning from their mistakes with young players leading the charge, and the pressure on Emery is even bigger to make the Champions League.
However, if Emery fails and does get sacked, there’s plenty of candidates to choose from.
Patrick Vieira is one of them. He prefers attacking football and is currently at 9th place in Ligue 1 with Nice.
“Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level,” Vieira said to RMC when he was asked about managing Arsenal
“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.
“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.”
Arsene Wenger lauded Vieira for smartly building his managerial career, to which Vieira replied:
“I’m really privileged to have worked under Arsene and him saying that is really flattering,” he responded.
“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.”