Arsene Wenger reacts to Vieira returns to EPL

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Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has backed his ex-captain, Patrick Vieira to succeed on his return to the Premier League as manager.

Vieira on Sunday, was appointed the new Crystal Palace boss.

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The Frenchman has only previously coached New York City FC in the Major Soccer League (MLS) and Nice in Ligue 1.

But Wenger, who worked with Vieira as a player for nine seasons, insists he will be a “great asset” to Palace.

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He told beIN Sports France: “First of all, he would be a great asset for Crystal Palace, and I also think that he has left such a mark on the Premier League’s pitch that I would like him to leave a mark outside the pitch.

“We still wish him the best, and I think it would be great.”

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