Manchester City veteran Patrick Vieira has slammed Arsenal over their collapse at Newcastle United. Vieira was shocked to hear Arsenal had blown a 4-0 lead to draw 4-4 against Alan Pardew's team on Saturday.

He told BBC Radio Five Live: "Like everybody else I was quite surprised.

"It does show that in football if you don't work hard until the last minute, if you don't have 100% commitment, anything can happen. Newcastle is still a difficult place to go to."

He added: "I think Arsenal is still a great side, a fantastic team to watch.

"The fans have been a bit disappointed in the last few years but they have to keep believing in themselves because they're still a good side."

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