Arsenal legend David Seaman believes the Gunners should consider one of his former teammates for the head coach position rather than exploring a tried and tested route.
The Gunners ended their association with Unai Emery shortly after the recent Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt and assistant Freddie Ljungberg has been handed with the caretaker position.
A permanent head coach is likely to be announced in the next few weeks but Seaman feels the club should go with former Gunners hero and captain in Patrick Vieira, who is adored by the fans.
“I am sure Arsenal fans would love Patrick to come back to the club. Knowing Patrick, I think he would be the right man,” Seaman told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily Podcast.
He added that the Frenchman has the leadership qualities which were quite visible during his playing days and he should be given the chance to change the club’s fortunes around.
“I knew what he was like as a player. I knew what he was like as a captain. He was a born leader and everybody knows that. Maybe go down that route instead of a tried and tested route,” he added.
Vieira is currently in his second season with Nice. He guided them to a seventh-place league finish last term but things have not gone smooth for the 43-year-old this time around.
The South Coast outfit are presently 11th on the table but they are only five points adrift of the relegation places. As such, it does not make for good reading from the outside and it remains to be seen whether he is in contention for the Gunners job.