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Vieira questions tactical nous of Arsenal boss Wenger

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira feels Arsene Wenger's team is struggling tactically.

Vieira insists that he does still have respect for Wenger and takes aspects of his management into his career, along with other bosses. But Vieira admits that teams also need the sort of tactical awareness that Jose Mourinho (his old boss at Inter Milan) brings.

The New York City FC coach said: “Arsene always gives freedom to his players. To have that freedom is good but if you can give them the freedom and respect the tactical aspect of the game it will be even better.

“They all had something I loved and something I'll take with me. When you talk about Jose that I had in Inter, he was always focused on the details; giving players information that allows them to go on the field and respecting the tactical game.

“Then you have Arsene who is always positive and always giving confidence to the players no matter what. His approach and relationship with players I find really interesting.

“I would like to be the balance of both. I would like my teams to have the discipline that Jose has but also allow players to express themselves into that discipline like Arsene."

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