He said of the former Barcelona boss: "I have a high opinion of him, I do not want to influence the job for the next manager but of course I have a high opinion of Luis". But, at the moment, I work like ever.
When asked about a potential return to Arsenal, Vieira told The Times: "I know what people are saying, and I'm really happy about that". "For the rest, I have spoken about it already". It will be surreal when I don't work.
The Frenchman announced his 22nd year at Arsenal was to be his last in a statement released last week, and despite suggestions that the 68-year-old could retire after his lengthy spell in the Premier League, Wenger has admitted he has other plans.
Arteta slips in the latter of those categories, alongside the likes of Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, with the Spaniard expected to soon head out on his own after cutting his coaching teeth alongside Pep Guardiola at Premier League champions Manchester City.
Some late FA Cup victories could not cover up the league failings and European thrashings for fans, meaning that Wenger will be ushered out of the back door as his successor is trumpeted through the gates.
"But if the question is as simple as: 'Are you ready to manage any teams in Europe?' then I would say: 'Yes".
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The three-year-old son of Lonhro has incurred a slight infection and will not be able to make the worldwide journey to Louisville. The ownership group tweeted that the horse was treated with antibiotics and "is doing well".
"I want to do it for them, to achieve something with them because I feel they have a special mental quality". I will see how much I miss that gun.
What about Arsenal? Arsenal have endured a tough season by their standards and now sit sixth in the table - 11 points behind their North London rivals Tottenham and the Champions League places.
He added: "We're going to play in a marvelous stadium".
The fiery Argentine has been touted as possible replacement for outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and the home crowd will be keeping a close eye on both him and his team this evening. "I think his future is as bright as he wants it to be, so I hope he takes the positivity out of all the great experiences he's had".