Patrick Vieira, AKA Arsenal legend, has been told he has no part in Jose Mourinho's plans at Inter Milan. Mourinho is believed to have lined up Lampard OR Essian to replace Vieira at the club. (I hope Essian leaves the Chavs, he is immense.Lampard is over-rated)
We Gooners love Vieira to bits. When he left it felt like the end of the world, but luckily him leaving meant our little gem Cesc Fabregas could break through. But although Cesc is showing how good he is, we have missed Vieira's leadership quality's and his sheer physical presence.
I read that Pompey are set to make a £4 million bid for him. £4 million!!! And with no disrespect meant to Portmouth, I just could not see him wearing a Portsmouth shirt. This is Vieira we're talking about, not Diarra.
Vieira needs to be at the top level of football. He might not be the same player he was 2-3 years ago, but I'd still say that he could play for a top club, like Arsenal. Imagine the return of Vieira. As I say, he isn't the same force he was, but he is still top class.
With Flamini gone, why not bring back Vieira? Its a no lose situation. Arsenal get a top-class defensive midfield player to mind Cesc, and we Gooners get our big name signing. I know for a fact I would be happy with him coming back to end his career here.
Here's a thought. I wrote a piece about Dennis Bergkamp one day becoming manager of Arsenal. How about Vieira? Bring him back, play him for a couple of seasons and let him manage the club when Le Boss calls it a day.
His experience cannot be questioned and that's what our squad need right now. He has the big match temperament we need and he will inspire our squad, because he is a winner.
It may seem like a backward move but I see no reason why it couldn't work. I'd love it, and you, my fellow Gooners, know that you would love it too.
Keep it Goonerish................