Vieira identifies Arsenal’s lack of self-belief


Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has mentioned the lack of consistency and self-belief as the main reasons Arsene Wenger’s squad have not been winning trophies in the last few years.

In a fan interview for FA TV, the former midfielder pointed out that the Premier League club have the players to achieve success, but they fail to maintain the level.

“I think with Arsenal is always up and down. When they have a good day they can beat any team in the world”.

“They maybe lack of consistency to win silverware, but when you look at Arsenal’s start XI, there are fantastic players”, Vieira insisted.

For the Gunner icon, it all comes down to self-confidence on the pitch: “They may need to believe more themselves that they can win something, that’s why they don’t achieve their potential”, the Frenchman said.

The current Manchester City Football Development Executive also talked about the excitement of his role at the Etihad: “It is an honour, an unbelievable project. I’m really proud to be part of it, because where the club was 2 or 3 years ago and where they want to go…it would be a fantastic achievement”.

Vieira was part of the last Arsenal squad that lifted a trophy, back in 2005. He won 3 Premier League titles and 4 FA Cup with the Gunners between 1996 and 2005.

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