Date: 27th February 2018 at 9:55pm
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Arsenal find themselves in a difficult position heading into the latter stages of the season, as Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat to has resulted in an inquisition into Arsene Wenger’s leadership.

The French boss saw his future shrouded with immense speculation last season, as Arsenal finished outside of the Champions League places for the first time under his tenure, but Wenger penned a two-year deal after leading the Gunners to another FA Cup triumph.

However, Arsenal find themselves ten points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the ’s race for a top-four finish and suffered a humiliating FA Cup defeat to , whilst a mammoth clash with AC awaits in the .

As such, many are expecting Wenger to be replaced this summer and Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has named a former captain as the ideal replacement- but it’s not Mikel Arteta.

Instead, Parlour told¬†Sky Sports¬†he’d give the job to Patrick Vieira.

“They may decide to go with an inexperienced person like Patrick Vieira or . Or do we want to go with someone who has Champions League experience like ?”

“Obviously then there’s , who has managed some of the biggest clubs in the world. But the one I would take a gamble on, and I think he’d be given time, is Patrick Vieira.”

Vieira spent nine successful years at Arsenal, where he won three Premier League titles, and is currently the head coach of MLS franchise New York City FC.