Speaking ahead of his return to his former club, Vieira said that Arteta was a "really good player" that "had a wonderful career". He also said that Arteta was doing "well" as the Arsenal manager.
Vieira said: "I don't know him really well as a man. As a player I think he was a really good player and had a wonderful career.
"He is somebody who understands he was playing going into a managerial area was something he wanted to.
"The way he was playing on the field, talking a lot with his players, he reminds me of Didier Deschamps of the French national team.
"When he was playing you know Didier was going to be a manager. Arteta is in the same mindset."
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