Former Arsenal captain, Patrick Vieira, has brushed off speculation that he could take over as the club’s new manager, following Unai Emery’s dismissal.
Vieira’s former team-mate, Freddie Ljunberg, has been put in temporary charge of the Gunners, while the club continue to search for a permanent manager.
Speculations claim Vieira, who is head coach of Nice, is one of the names on Arsenal’s shortlist, but the Frenchman has played down the rumours.
“It’s a very difficult job and I realise that. It’s always sad to see a coach lose his job,” he told reporters, following Nice’s victory over Angers on Saturday.
“Today it’s his turn and tomorrow maybe it will be me. When you throw yourselves into this job, you have to expect to be sacked one day.