Former-Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira doesn’t believe the club has what it takes to go all the way and win the Premier League this season, due to the fact that they can never win ugly, unlike the real champions can.
The Frenchman believes the lack of a permanent leader is also an issue for Arsene Wenger’s men, who haven’t won a trophy since 2005, when Vieira netted the winning penalty against Manchester United in the FA Cup.
Vieira, who know works with rivals Manchester City, spoke about his former club and believes that the lack of leader will cost them in the run-in.
Vieira said: “When you look at Arsenal, they play fantastic football. But sometimes you need to win games playing badly, and I don’t think Arsenal are capable of that at the moment.
“Maybe there is a lack of leadership – they don’t have a Tony Adams, Martin Keown or Sol Campbell. These are players who can be leaders on or off the field.”
The last trophy won by The Gunners was thanks to Vieira’s spot-kick and he has revealed that he didn’t know that would have been his last game at the club.
“I had no idea that Cup final would be my last game – I wasn’t thinking about leaving at all.
“The club didn’t really fight to keep me or ask me to stay. I was really close to leaving for Real Madrid the year before, the deal was done between the two clubs, but I wanted to finish my career at Arsenal.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles