Ian Wright reveals he was blanked by Arsenal’s cliquey French players – including Patrick Vieira

first_imgIan Wright reveals he was blanked by Arsenal’s cliquey French players – including Patrick Vieira Advertisement FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking on Match of the Day’s Top 10 Podcast, where he only ranked Vieira as the sixth best captain in the Premier League era, Wright explained: ‘He never captained me.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘I was in and around him and saw how he was emerging as a captain, you could see – it was blatantly obvious.’He added: ‘Sometimes Patrick would come in and he wouldn’t even talk to you. You can’t do that as a captain – he’d blank you!’Asked why, Wright continued: ‘Can I be totally honest? With the French guys, I remember Tony [Adams] used to have to sometimes literally [tell them to speak]…More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘You know you say “good morning” to the guys – literally you’d say “morning” and they’d just walk past you. Bam, blank you, all of them, just blank you.‘They just wouldn’t speak. Nicolas Anelka, Manu Petit, they’re all the same.’After Gary Lineker probed whether they were very cliquey, Wright explained: ‘Yeah they were just together I think because they were all French. Comment Vieira captained Arsenal’s famous Invincibles side (Picture: Getty)‘You know what I used to do to them just to wind them up, there was a newspaper called Matin, obviously Morning in French, and every morning once I learnt that – usually when you say morning you just say “bonjour” – I used to say to Patrick, “Bon matin Patrick”.‘And he’d lose his mind, “It’s not bon matin! It’s bonjour! Every time I tell you, every morning!” And he used to swear at you and he’d get his swear words mixed up.’MORE: Cesc Fabregas responds to Arsenal fan calling him a snake over Chelsea badge patMORE: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta provides coronavirus update: ‘I have recovered’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img The Gunners legend was speaking on Match of the Day’s Top 10 Podcast (Picture: BBC)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed that the Gunners’ French players used to blank him and the rest of the squad, while he questioned Patrick Vieira’s leadership style.Wright spent seven seasons at Highbury, winning the Premier League in his final campaign, and witnessed Arsene Wenger’s revolution first hand, with the French manager raiding his homeland to bring a host of his countrymen to north London.However, Wright says the French contingent were not particularly interested in integrating with the rest of the team, with even future skipper Vieira blanking him. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Mar 2020 9:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisementlast_img

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