He has worked under Arsene Wenger, he has won three Premier League titles under the French manager, but he’s also worked with Jose Mourinho, at Inter Milan, and deep down he feels Arsenal would be much better off if their playing style was a combination of those two.
Would I like my team to be more like a Jose or an Arsene team? I would like to be the balance of both
Patrick Vieira told the Daily Mail.
I would like my teams to have the discipline that Jose has but also allow players to express themselves into that discipline like Arsene. Arsene always gives freedom to his players. To have that freedom is good but if you can get them to respect the tactical aspect of the game it will be even better
the former Arsenal captain said, before expanding a bit on the differences between the two coaches.
When you talk about Jose who I had at Inter Milan, he was always focused on the details, giving players information that allows them to go on the field and respect the tactical game. Then you have Arsene who is always positive and always giving confidence to the players no matter what
Vieira said, going on to praise today’s Arsenal team, but adding an asterisk regarding their attitude.
If you look at Arsenal today I really enjoy watching them play, they play some really good football, But that is not enough to win football matches or to win competitions. The team in our generation were more physical but this generation are better football players, there’s no doubt about that. So the balance is what Arsenal need to find. We had the physicality to deal with different situations
is Vieira’s opinion.