Well, Patrick Vieira has come back to England and while it will seem very strange to see him in a Manchester City shirt I'd like to wish him the best of luck.
The most romantic in us (including myself) would have loved to have seen Vieira come back to his spiritual home wearing the red and white again.
However, think about it properly and you have to say that it was probably best for Arsenal, and Paddy, that he played elsewhere.
Without doubt we had the best years of Patrick's career. He joined us when he was 20 and left at 29. He was the best midfielder in the world, and we saw him at his glorious best.
Unfortunately for the Frenchman those days are behind him and I'm glad that we shared those times when he spent almost a decade with us.
I still believe that he can do a job for most teams but had he re-signed with us I think we'd have a seen a player who was a shadow of his former self.
I want to remember Vieira how he was with us at his best. I wouldn't him to have come back and, forgive me for maybe sounding harsh, tainted his image.
That said, I hope he will do a job at Manchester City (not enough to mess Arsenal up!) and secure his place his place for France at the 2010 World Cup.
Vieira is not a traitor for joining Manchester City. As Goodplaya says, had he come back and signed for Tottenham, Manchester United or Chelsea it may had been different.
He will earn a good wage at City, he is admired by the manager there and will get games. That is what Paddy wanted. I say good luck to him.
Keep it Goonerish............