WENGER ASKED ABOUT FABREGAS, VIEIRA
Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was recently asked to pick between Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira. Both Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira were given the captain's armband at Arsenal by Wenger at various times. The two players are two of the best midfielders in the Premier League era. Arsene Wenger was asked to pick between the two players on BeIN Sports by presenter Andy Gray. In his response, Arsene Wenger said it's difficult to pick between Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira. He said that Patrick Vieira gave him time and credit as he was his first signing in English football and he turned out to be a very good one. On Cesc Fabregas, Arsene Wenger described him as an exceptional footballer and that the Spaniard is still an exceptional player as he's still active. Arsene Wenger works for BeIN Sports as a pundit in addition to his job at football's governing body, FIFA.
Arsenal signed Patrick Vieira from AC Milan in 1996 and the Frenchman went on to spent nine hugely successful years at Arsenal before returning back to the Italian Serie A with Juventus. Patrick Vieira was the Arsenal skipper when he left the club shortly after the 2005 FA Cup triumph made possible by the penalty shootout victory over rivals Manchester United in the final.
For Cesc Fabregas, the Spaniard signed for the Gunners in 2003 as a youngster from the famed La Masia Academy at Spanish La Liga club Barcelona. Cesc Fabregas went on to captain the club after the great Thierry Henry left to sign for Barcelona in the summer of 2007. Cesc Fabregas departed Arsenal to return to Barcelona in 2011. He won the 2005 FA Cup title at Arsenal before he left for Spain. Cesc Fabregas plays for AS Monaco in the French top flight at the moment.