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