Patrick Vieira "disappointed" at lack of ex-Arsenal players working at the Emirates

Former club captain also feels the club lack physical presence

Patrick Vieira "disappointed" at lack of ex-Arsenal players working at the Emirates

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Patrick Vieira says he is disappointed at the lack of former Arsenal players involved in the setup at the Emirates.

The former club captain was speaking to the Sunday Telegraph about the criticism faced by Arsene Wenger and the club when the New York City FC captain raised the issue.

"I’m disappointed not to have ex-Arsenal players working at Arsenal. It is good for the young players who could see a Thierry Henry, a Ljungberg, a Sol Campbell or a Keown, who have been at the club a good few years working in the academy, or working somewhere. I think they can do it a bit more," he said.

Vieira also feels that "they are missing something – the physical presence, the personality."

Currently assistant manager Steve Bould is one of the former players working at Arsenal.