Patrick Vieira dismisses Arsene Wenger successor at Arsenal talk

Patrick Vieira
Image: Arsene Wenger said Patrick Vieira 'has the potential' to manage Arsenal

Patrick Vieira says it is flattering to be considered as Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal but insists he is “happy” at New York City.

Wenger announced on Friday he will be leaving the club at the end of the season after 22 years in charge, and had previously suggested former midfielder Vieira "has the potential" to succeed him as manager.

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But Vieira, who won three Premier League titles under Wenger, is enjoying life in his third season in the MLS.

"I spent nine years at Arsenal which makes the club really special for me," he told New York radio station WNYE.

"But that is not enough to coach the team.

Patrick Vieira
Image: Vieira is in his third season with New York City in the MLS

"I am always flattered to hear my name linked with different football clubs. That is good for your ego but at the same time, I am happy here.

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"We will see what will happen in the next couple of years."

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