Speaking on RMC Sport, ex-Arsenal midfielder and current Premier League pundit Emmanuel Petit backed current OGC Nice manager Patrick Vieira to take over at the Gunners.
“I would like Vieira to be Arsenal manager, that an ex-Gunner takes responsibility. When I see what Frank Lampard is doing with Chelsea despite it being his first big test with a big club, why not imagine that the same success would be possible with a former Gunner? The problem with Freddie, is that I don’t know what he is capable of. He was also Emery’s assistant. He saw what was happening internally and on the pitch, but I never saw him take a position or try to communicate with Emery or certain players. Arsenal need to take their time here.”