Mikel Arteta Reveals The Two Legends He’d Love To Have In His Arsenal Team

Mikel Arteta Reveals The Two Legends He’d Love To Have In His Arsenal Team
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v West Ham United - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - March 7, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley/File Photo

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has named former Gunners skipper Patrick Vieira as one of two legends he would love to have in his playing squad.

Since the Frenchman left the Emirates in 2005, the Gunners have struggled to replace their former tough-tackling skipper, and are still seemingly lacking in the middle of the park.

Of course, he has long since retired, still Arteta admitted a player of Vieira's calibre would be a welcome addition to his side.

“Someone like Patrick would be great, some leaders that we have at the back, we've had a lot of great players who have had great success with this football club,” he told Arsenal's official website.

Arteta also chose former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, who graced the field as a player for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, among others.

“A player that I admired a lot when I was young was Michael Laudrup,” Arteta added. “I used to love him and the way that he played.”

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A bigger issue for Arteta this summer will be to hold onto his key stars, who are at a crossroads in their Arsenal careers.

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