Patrick Vieira is flattered to have seen Arsene Wenger talk him up as a future Arsenal manager, with the Frenchman eager to manage one of his former clubs in England or Italy at some stage.
The 1998 World Cup winner enjoyed a distinguished playing career, taking in a memorable spell with the Gunners along with stints at the likes of Juventus, Inter and Manchester City.
Since moving into management, he has spent time in MLS with New York City FC and Ligue 1 with Nice.
Vieira is delighted with that recommendation to Arsenal, telling Press Association Sport: “I’m really privileged to have worked under Arsene and him saying that is really flattering.
“If I manage Arsenal one day I will take him for dinner and I will pay the bill!
“He didn’t say it to put pressure [on me]. It’s just flattering that the guy who spent over 20 years there thinks I have the quality to manage a big club like Arsenal one day.”