Date: 16th May 2018 at 9:00pm
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Arsenal are pushing ahead with their search to find Arsene Wenger’s successor but have reportedly upset a club legend in the process.

Sky SportsĀ understands that the made contact with former club captain Patrick Vieira, now in charge of franchise FC, but the France winner believes it was just a ‘token gesture’.

is widely understood to be the leading candidate to take charge at Stadium, with a variety of reports suggesting a deal is close, although was quickly named as a potential successor to Wenger when news of the experienced boss’ departure first broke.

While Arsenal did approach about the possibility of replacing Wenger, Vieira believes the ‘token gesture’ was made just to appease him and supporters, questioning whether the were genuinely interested in his services.

Vieira, who works closely with Manchester City, is rated very highly and is tipped to have a successful future ahead of him in management – and it’s unlikely this will be the only time he’s linked with Arsenal.