Report: NYCFC’s Vieira put off by Arsenal conversation

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Maybe next time call him when you’re serious, Arsenal.

Patrick Vieira feels like his former club only called him about their open manager’s position as a “token gesture,” according to Sky Sports.

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The New York City FC boss and Arsenal hero, 41, has been hailed for the job he’s done in taking over for Jason Kreis at the Bronx-based MLS club in 2016.

Sky says Arsenal will begin its interview process this week, and that Mikel Arteta is the favorite. As for Vieira:

Vieira, who is currently head coach of MLS side New York City FC, was left disappointed after speaking with the club and feels the call was merely a token gesture to one of their former players.

Vieira played nine of his 18 professional seasons with the Gunners, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups.