Gunners legend wants Arsenal move, Arsenal should sign Ozil replacement, Ozil the stinker,
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Patrick Vieira has admitted that he would love the opportunity to manage Arsenal.
Arsenal finally got rid of Arsene Wenger just a few seasons ago after years of fans calls for him to resign and in the end he did, meaning that the Gunners hierarchy had to find an immediate successor that would lead the club into a new era.
And despite all the top managers that were linked with the club, the Gunners hierarchy decided that Unai Emery was the man that could get the club challenging for Champions League and Premier League titles again.
But despite reaching the Europa League final last season, there has been a lot of speculation in the media that he could lose him job at the end of the season if he fails to get back into the Champions League, meaning that Vieira could get the move back to the club that he wanted.
Vieira began his managerial career at New York City FC before making the move to Ligue 1, while he guided Nice to a seventh-placed finish in his first season at the club but he briefly held talks with Arsenal before Emery took over at the Emirates.
And when asked by RMC Sport about potentially managing Arsenal in the future, Vieira says he would be keen to take the job: ‘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.
‘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.’
James Maddison could be perfect Mesut Ozil replacement?
Arsenal should try and make a move for Manchester United target James Maddison, if Mesut Ozil leaves in January or the end of the season.
Ozil is one of the Gunners biggest players and one of the best number tens in world football, when he is on top form. But he has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past 12 months as his performances in an Arsenal shirt have not matched the wages he was given under Arsene Wenger.
It was no secret that Ozil was almost out-of-contract last February before Arsenal gave in and offered him a massive £350,000-a-week deal, especially as they literally just let Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester United and did not want to lose another big named player.
But since then his performances have been inconsistent and he has been heavily criticised for his work-rate, even being dropped by current boss Unai Emery for the big games of the premier League season, with many ultimately claiming that he could have been sold during the summer.
Recent reports claim the Gunners want to sell the German midfielder because he does not fit into manager Unai Emery’s plans and the Italian Publication add the 2014 World Cup winner has attracted interest from clubs in Turkey, China and America.
And rather than heading to the likes of the Bundesliga or La Liga for a potential replacement, Unai Emery should make a move for the impressive Maddison.
Maddison has been making all the right noises in the Premier League over the past few seasons and his performances have led to a lot of transfer speculation that the likes of Liverpool, United and Tottenham were interested in a summer transfer deal.
Tony Cascarino tears into Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil’s performances ‘have stunk’ in an Arsenal shirt claims pundit Tony Cascarino.
It was no secret that Ozil was almost out-of-contract before Arsenal gave in and offered him a massive £350,000-a-week deal, especially as they literally just let Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester United and did not want to lose another big named player.
There has been some suggestion in the media that Unai Emery does not like the style of play of the German, and does not want him in his squad any longer, that is why the former Real Madrid ace has made just one appearance in the Premier League this season, which came in the 2-2 draw with Watford.
And Cascarino is shocked by the German’s willingness to sit on the bench and fail to grasp his opportunities, ttelling the Weekend Sports Breakfast “A lot has been said about Ozil, there’s one thing from the outside that bothers me.
“Certainly from a World Cup winner, a very experienced player, been a captain – is how comfortable he seems to feel with him saying absolutely nothing about being left out, been dropped from squads. nAnd I’m not thinking there should be this huge battle and him saying things in the press.
“But I feel like there needs to be much more fight from him to be in this team or to be part of this squad. Some of his performances stunk of no real inner fight to actually prove that he is going to take a game by the scruff of the neck.”