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Crystal Palace boss Vieira likens Arsenal rival Arteta to Deschamps

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has likened Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta to France coach Didier Deschamps.

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.

"The way that he manages himself to be a manager he was in the Manchester City group and he learned the job before getting the chance at Arsenal and he did everything in the right way.

"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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