Patrick Vieira would like to see Arsenal adopt similar tactics to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as he called on his former team to be more physical following their poor start to the Premier League season.
“Would I like my team to be more like a Jose or an Arsene team? I would like to be the balance of both,” Vieira said. “I would like my teams to have the discipline that Jose has but also allow players to express themselves into that discipline like Arsene. Arsene always gives freedom to his players.
To have that freedom is good but if you can get them to respect the tactical aspect of the game it will be even better. When you talk about Jose who I had at Inter Milan, he was always focused on the details, giving players information that allows them to go on the field and respect the tactical game.
Then you have Arsene who is always positive and always giving confidence to the players no matter what.”
Vieira called for a pragmatic approach and also asked for players to step for improved results.