Thursday, 14 July 2011

Vieira bows out

“Exceptional” these are Wenger’s words used to describe Patrick Vieira who retired from the game today.

This was the man that, in a team with the likes of Bergkamp, Henry, Pires and Campbell, was the Captain. From his first appearance as a sub against Sheffield Wednesday to his final kick of a ball for Arsenal Vieira was outstanding.

Captain of the Invincibles, one man Mid-field, muscular & athletic Vieira had everything. Never afraid to be an enforcer, never scared to get his hands dirty he was also languid and skillful.

In the pantheon of great club captains he is right up there.

Thanks for everything Patrick

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