Europa League win would be perfect send-off for Wenger - Mertesacker


Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has hinted that "anything can happen" when his New York City FC contract expires at the end of the season, but insists no contact has been made about succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager this summer.

Vieira's New York City now head the table in the MLS Eastern Conference and he says he must "focus and concentrate" on the task at hand.

West Ham boss David Moyes isn't contracted beyond the end of the season, and that may mean that the Hammers look to other options even if the Scot does keep the club in the Premier League.

Vieira is still a hero at the club where he won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

Spain global Costa has not played since limping out of Atletico's Europa League quarterfinal with Sporting Lisbon on April 12, with coach Diego Simeone saying last weekend that the aim was to the get the 29-year-old fit for the second leg against Arsenal in Madrid on May 3.

Rice is a hugely popular figure at the Emirates, having played for the Gunners before going on to become Wenger's number two from 1996 to 2012. I still have [a contract], of course, [until] next year.

Since 2016 he has been manager of New York City and asked how he has improved since joining the MLS outfit, Vieira told Goal: 'If the question is, if I'm ready.

Arsenal target Joachim Low is unlikely to be the man to succeed Arsenal Wenger this summer.

'When your name is linked with big teams in Europe, it's good, ' he said.

Vieira arrived in MLS in 2016, taking over a team that endured a bad inaugural season.

"I'd be shocked if they didn't know who their next manager was".