Gunners Legend Claims Arsenal Lack United’s ‘Killer Attitude’

By on April 15, 2011

Ex-Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has criticised his former side for lacking a ‘killer attitude’ and believes the current team ‘lack physically’, and it’s hard to argue with the Gunners legend.

34-year-old Paddy thinks the Arsenal team could learn a thing or two from the less gifted players of his day such as Tony Adams or Ray Parlour, who may not have the silky skills we’re used to watching these days, but they made up for it in determination and desire, things many feel the current side lack. Vieira told French newspaper L’Equipe:

“I still have warm feelings for Arsenal, but it’s starting to become frustrating. They play the best football in England, yet they fail to win anything significant.
“I really enjoy watching them, but they lack the physicality to impose themselves. Arsenal don’t have the killer attitude that a team like Manchester United have.
“[Tony] Adams, [Martin] Keown, [Nigel] Winterburn and [Ray] Parlour weren’t as good with the ball as the current players, but they put their head where others won’t even put feet.”

Vieira won a bag-ful of trophies while at Arsenal including 3 Premier League titles and many Gooners pin-point Arsene Wengers failure to replace the giant midfield enforcer as a key reason behind our current 6-year trophy drought.

I can’t argue with anything PV4 said, it’s always been said we are a bit lightweight and could do with a few ‘boig-boys’ who can boss the game (Yes, someone like Vieira!!) and we definitely lack that killer attitude that Fergie has drummed into his Man Utd side. Could you see United drawing 3 games in succession against WBA away and Sunderland and blackburn at Old Trafford while at the business end of a season?? No chance. Maybe that says more about the managers than the players though??

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7 Comments

  1. The BearMan

    April 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Timely comment Vieira!

    Hope le Boss is taking note.

  2. embryo

    April 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    well that’s all a bit obvious really, Utd think they’re going to win, we just we can. AF is a genious manager, and this season has exposed AW when it comes to drive and desire, AF siad that if you want to win things you need to step outside your comfort zone, how true, AW has looked far too comfy this season.

  3. kenny

    April 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    We lack the urgency and the penetration of united. We take the easy pass instead of forcing the play.

  4. Jay

    April 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Well said Pat. This silly observation has been made by various experts before as early as in 2006/2007. But who will explain that silly Wenger. He thinks he is the only expert on earth.

    Anyway, we are not going to win anything this year and probably not even next year if that stubborn AW continues as he does. Though I have lots of respect for him, I think it time for him to change himself or Kroenke will have to change him.

    Best of luck you gooners

  5. realistic tony

    April 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    wenger has already said that there wint be a summer spending spree and he is going to do it his way…Well lets have more of the same next season then…win NOTHING!!!!!
    idiot stubborn man totally in denial!
    He wont leave untill he is forced out.

  6. dan

    April 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    We have a chance to claim the title, but only if manu blows it. Unfortunately, if we are handed the title this will mean kronki and wenger become even more stubborn. That’s right I said it, even if we claim the title this year, our club management is still headed in the wrong direction as the title could very well be decided by dumb luck. What I wouldn’t give for some spine in the team.

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