Reyes picks invincible mate Vieira over Arteta for Arsenal

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 15/05/2018

Arsenal invincible Antonio Reyes has favoured the candidacy of his former captain Patrick Vieira instead of fellow Spaniard Mikel Arteta as the right man to be in the frame to take over from Wenger.

Reyes who joined Arsenal from Sevilla in January 2004 played for Arsenal alongside Vieira during their unbeaten season in 2004 feels Vieira and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would be capable successors to Wenger if appointed by the club.

"Of course he [Luis Enrique] could do the job. We all know him well.

"It's going to be tough to replace Wenger after so many years and success but I think Luis Enrique would do it well there."

"He [Vieira] is now in the USA coaching and I speak with him sometimes.

"Of course he would do it well. He gave a lot to the club and really loves Arsenal, so he would do it well." Reyes told Omnisport as quoted by Goal

While Luis Enrique who has been on a sabbatical since leaving Barca in 2017 and Vieira appear the suitable candidates for the job, indicators from North London suggest the club's hierarchy are close to naming former Gunner Mikel Arteta as their new boss. Mikel Arteta who has no managerial experience, having only joined Pep Guardiola's coaching crew last summer played for Arsenal between 2011-2016.