Despite the fact I'm struggling to see at the moment due to the copious amounts of free booze I consumed at a wedding yesterday I read with interest about the 'Shock Vieira deal twist' story on News Now.
It got me thinking. And believe me thinking hurts me at the best of times. Today the pain is excruciating so bare with me!
If the story had some substance and Patrick Vieira did come back to us eventually becoming the next manager of Arsenal I would be happy. I would be as happy as Wayne Rooney would be in an over 65's knocking shop.
We have become accustomed to a certain type of football style under Arsene Wenger. Wengerball. I think a former player such as Vieira would continue that kind of football. In fact I wouldn't mind seeing Vieiraball.
The story goes that Wenger would move upstairs and oversee Vieira's steps into management. People might suggest that would be a problem for any manager because of Wenger's shadow at the club but I think it would be okay. Especially for Vieira. It would help him.
There will be a day that Wenger calls it quits and I'd argue that the next manager of Arsenal has the second biggest job in the world to fill. Alex Ferguson's successor being the first.
Fortunately for the next Arsenal manager the set-up and the financial future for the club seems pretty secure and a big part of that is down to Wenger. Fergie doesn't seem intent on creating this at Manchester United. I think Wenger deserves some credit for this.
Putting more thought into it I think it is essential that the next gaffer at the club is an Arsenal man. I heard people suggest Tony Adams but I hope he isn't touched with a barge pole. I love him and he is a true legend at the club but I don't think he is cut out to be a manager.
I much rather a Vieira or Bergkamp come in and do the job. Perhaps Vieira, Bergkamp and Keown could form a team? Vieira as manager, Keown as number 2 and Bergkamp as a coach?
I reckon that Vieira would be an excellent choice and in my opinion whoever eventually gets the hot-seat has to be a former player who has played for Arsene Wenger and is an Arsenal man.
There are many candidates!
Keep it Goonerish.................