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Ex-Arsenal keeper Seaman tips Vieira: But Ljungberg...?

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman is backing Nice coach Patrick Vieira for the Gunners job.

Arsenal are starting their search for a new manager for only the second time in 23 years after sacking Unai Emery.

And ex-Gunners captain Vieira, now manager of Nice, could be a candidate.

"I am sure Arsenal fans would love Patrick to come back to the club. Knowing Patrick, I think he would be the right man," Seaman told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily Podcast.

"I knew what he was like as a player. I knew what he was like as a captain. He was a born leader and everybody knows that. Maybe go down that route instead of a tried and tested route."

On caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg, Seaman was less enthusiastic.

"This job is much bigger than what Freddie is used to at the moment," said the ex-England international.

"He has only just got into the coaching side of the game and he will be really avant-garde as a manager but while he is taking charge now, please try and get some sort of defensive formation sorted out."

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