One Man In, One Man Out?
We know Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are great friends on and off the pitch and now the Great Dutchman has spoken out and said he’d like Vieira to return to Arsenal.
Is this sentimental talk or serious contemplation?
What we do know is that Vieira is still a great player, and although no longer at his peak still a force on the football pitch.
But we also know that in the last 18 months of his Arsenal career his dedication and performances were sadly lacking.
That’s why Arsene gave him the boot!
The big question does Vieira still have the drive?
Juventus have been kicked out of Serie A, stripped of their Serie A titles and could even be relegated to Serie C next season.
While Arsenal have a new stadium, new optimism and some of Paddy’s dearest friends.
Will it happen?
I very much doubt it. Vieira looked okay on Saturday for the few minutes he was on the pitch but Arsene Wenger doesn’t want him back.
Wenger has changed the way Arsenal play with losing Vieira and Bergkamp and Cesc is the man who is the future of Arsenal. He is young, determined and more importantly to Wenger hungry. Patrick was great for Arsenal but times change.
And with reported interest from Barcelona and Inter Milan we’d have a fight on our hands anyway. But apparently we are still owed money from the Vieira transfer so we could possibly get him back on the cheap.
If Wenger did bring Vieira back then he would have to play Gilberto, Vieira and Cesc in the middle, which probably wouldn’t work. But he couldn’t leave any of them on the bench!
But if Gilberto or Cesc get any type of injury this season then we would really be in big trouble!