Vieira wanted Arsenal coaching opportunity.

Patrick Vieira would have loved to start his coaching career with former club Arsenal. The former France midfield ace, who spent nine years with the Gunners before sealing a move to the Serie A where he played for Juventus and Inter, wished he got more help from Arsenal after retiring.

"It's true that after spending nine years at Arsenal, it's the club of my heart - the one where I played my best football - I would have liked if the door was more open to me or other players who spent time there and who would have wanted to learn their career as a coach," the New York City FC boss told RMC.

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