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LA Galaxy coach Arena: Vieira can make it at Arsenal

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena insists New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira could handle the Arsenal job.

Vieira, the New York City FC manager, has been high on the list of names linked with becoming Arsene Wenger's successor ever since he announced he would step down at the end of the season.

Arena told The Sun: “As a trainer or a coach, he is improving.

“He works hard, he's well liked, he's articulate, he's got all the qualities and a player of that background, a product of Arsenal Football Club is certainly someone they are going to consider.

“Some would say that about Thierry Henry as well, but Patrick Vieira has a stronger coaching background right now."

Arena says the former midfielder's career has influenced his approach to tactics, comparing New York's style to that of Pep Guardiola's City.

He said: “I think his training at Man City and obviously Arsenal, it's a blend of both of those styles.

“It's an attack-orientated team. It's a collaboration of efforts. No one individual is more important than anyone else."

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