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Happy birthday Patrick Vieira - 5 best quotes on the Arsenal legend

Vieira was incredible for Arsenal and is regarded as one of the best midfielders to have ever played in the Premier League

Top 5 / Top 10 23 Jun 2016, 21:28 IST
Patrick Vieira
Vieira was unstoppable at Arsenal

Today is an important day for the French people who love football. Two of their greatest players were born on this day—the duo who brought a lot of joy to French people with their unparalleled demeanor on a football pitch.

One is Zinedine Zidane, and the other is Patrick Vieira—and this is a piece surrounding the latter as we already have one written for the former.

Halting the shameless advertisement of articles, Patrick Vieira was perhaps the greatest box-to-box player of his generation. His presence in Arsenal’s and France’s midfield was one of the fuelling reasons why they won so many trophies when he was at the helm.

Vieira was highly appreciated by his peers too, and these 5 quotes depict just that…

1) One of the few Zlatan has respect for

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Patrick Vieira
The duo played together at Juventus and Inter Milan

“We both had that winners’ mindset… If anyone knew that, it was Patrick Vieira. He’s the type who gives one hundred percent in every situation, and I saw how he boosted the entire team. There aren’t many football players I have that kind of respect for.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims to have respect for someone, you know that that particular must be someone incredibly special.

It is not every day that the Swede praises someone other than himself, so when he says that Vieira gave 100 percent in every situation, the French legend did just that—and it was always on display when he played.  

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