Barclays Premier League – Wenger: Gunners only club for Vieira


Arsene Wenger would not expect Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira to return to play in England for any other club.

The 33-year-old former Gunners captain is reported to be ready to make a shock comeback to the team he left in 2005.

Although arch-rivals Tottenham, newly-promoted Birmingham and French side Paris St Germain have made public their interest in Vieira, Wenger remained coy about his plans.

“There is a football decision and there is a psychological impact on a player of that stature that could come in,” said Wenger.

“But at the moment we need to look at the level of experience in your squad to make this kind of decision.

“We are nowhere near to making a decision like that, but it is a possibility.

“We do not rule it out and we do not say we will do it – and that is my decision at the moment.”

Wenger continued: “I speak to Patrick, I speak to many players who have been here because I keep good connections with them.

“He has gone through a difficult period as well in the last season. I am aware that he wants to come here.

“I think Patrick is a legend here and he would always like to come back to this club. That would be his first choice.

“With emotion you always like the club you spent time. But as a professional as well, you always give 100 per cent for whichever club you sign for.”

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