Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Viera has revealed his shock at being the final Arsenal captain to carry the Premier League trophy.
Palace shall be up in opposition to Arsenal on Monday with a win set to take them again to fourth place as they search to return to Champions League soccer since 2017.
Viera thinks that his former membership would have been difficult for the league title after their triumph in 2004.
Requested if he would have believed Arsenal wouldn’t carry one other league title for nearly twenty years, Vieira admitted: “Not likely, as a result of throughout that time period I assumed Arsenal can be difficult extra for the titles.”
Whereas Arsenal has develop into beneath scrutiny in recent times, Viera defended them saying that the likes of Man Metropolis and Liverpool have made it onerous for different groups to win the silverware.
“Now, possibly it’s extra aggressive with Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool, Chelsea. You have a look at the spending of these groups and that must be a part of it if you wish to problem for the title.
“I do not know what Arsenal are ready to do however in fact, the chance to do it’s there. There’s a cycle the place Metropolis was the crew and now there’s Liverpool and Chelsea. Manchester United I imagine shall be there to problem so there are 5 groups able to profitable the Premier League.
“It will be significant for Arsenal to get to the Champions League due to the stature of the soccer membership,” Viera added.
Vieira shall be hoping Palace can upset his former membership on Monday night time with a win set to ship them into the highest ten.