Patrick Vieira denies interviewing for Arsenal job but admits he was ‘flattered’ by Gunners links

first_imgPatrick Vieira insists he’s focused on his job at Nice (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira insists he had no contact with the Gunners over a return to the club as manager.Mikel Arteta was appointed on a three-and-a-half year deal last week and the club confirmed in their announcement that they had spoken to a number of candidates over the role.Vieira has long been tipped for a return to the Gunners, though he’s currently struggling with French side Nice, who are languishing in tenth in Ligue 1.Nevertheless, Vieira had been rumoured to have been one of the candidates that the club had spoken to but the former midfielder insists that was not the case.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Dec 2019 9:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment Arteta was hired on a three year deal last week (Picture: Getty)‘I do feel for Arsenal because I had nine fantastic seasons there and they’re going through difficult times,’ Vieira told Canal+.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Was I contacted? No. It’s flattering (to be linked) but I know how lucky I am to be at Nice. I don’t have intention or desire to go elsewhere.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta will take charge for the first time on Boxing Day when the Gunners take on Bournemouth on the south coast.The Spaniard was in the stands as Freddie Ljungberg took charge for the final time as interim boss when Arsenal drew 0-0 with Everton on Saturday.MORE: Jamie Redknapp: Mikel Arteta needs to sort behaviour issues of Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil & Granit Xhaka Patrick Vieira denies interviewing for Arsenal job but admits he was ‘flattered’ by Gunners linkslast_img read more

Onyekuru sets target at Gala, to return against Demirspor

first_img Expiration of the original Everton deal in 2019 saw the 22 year old seal a fresh 5-year deal with French side As Monaco for undisclosed fee but rumored to be between £12 and £15 million but struggled to break into Leonardo Jardim’s squad. Gala are currently at the 7th position on Super Lig table with 27 points in 17 matches. The Fatih Terim led side made a 5-0 whitewash of Antalyaspor in their last lig match and will next take on Adana Demirspor January 19. Read Also Team of the Decade: Nigeria’s Onyekuru listed Gala have a friendly match lined up against Adana Demirspor on Saturday and returnee Onyekuru is likely to feature in  friendly ahead of his return to Super Lig action come January 19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In what could best be described as a business minded approach, Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has set immediate target  following his return on loan to Galatasaray. It is the former Eupen of Belgium star’s second coming to the Turkish club having enjoyed first loan sojourn with the club between 2017 and 2018 scoring 14 goals in 31 appearances. Onyekuru who described Gala as home after putting pen to paper on Sunday, revealed that his immediate target is to help the side finish the season’ strong.’ “Ready to give all I have to help finish the season strong” he enthused. Onyekuru whose performance at Eupen wowed many clubs and eventually gingered Everton to sign him for £7million in 2017, could however not play for the Toffess due to work permit problems, forcing the Nigerian international to spend the entire deal period on loan to Anderlecht and Galatasaray respectively. Super Eagles and Monaco ace Henry Onyekuru signs to begin his 2nd loan sojourn at GalatasarayAdvertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayShe Managed To Change The Lives Of Pakistan Women10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The Endlast_img read more