- Former Arsenal player Patrick Vieira has said he was disappointed by Arsene Wenger not to have given him a coaching role at the club
- The ex-French international midfielder spent nine years under Wenger
- The 40-year-old has also featured for Juventus and AC Milan is now into coaching
Erstwhile Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has explained that he was disappointed by his former coach Arsene Wenger not to have given him a coaching role after spending nine years at the club.
The 40-year-old who won three Premier League titles with the Gunners left the club in 2005 for Juventus, but returned to England in 2011 where he took a role at the Manchester City academy.
Vieira who is now the current New York City gaffer stated that he would have love to start coaching at his former club Arsenal.
''After spending nine years where I played the best football of my career, It was a disappointment with regards to Arsenal because it is the club of my heart.
''It would have been better if the doors at Arsenal were more open for me and other players who spent time there and wanted to start their career as a coach there,'' he said.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had also turned down a request by former striker Thierry Henry to work at the club.