Patrick Vieira has wasted little time on having his say with regards to comments made about him by age-old enemy Roy Keane, insisting that he would have taken the Manchester United legend in a fight, had it come to it.
Keane vs Vieira
One of the highlights of Keane’s autobiography, entitled The Second Half, focuses around his rivalry with Vieira, and though the bad-blood between the two seems to have thinned in recent years, the ex-United skipper claimed that his Gunners counterpart could have killed him in a fight.
In response Vieira has admitted that he would probably have won if a fight had ever taken place, though it would have been a difficult contest.
Meanwhile Arsenal have allowed youngster Jack Jebb to leave the club on loan, with the 19-year-old to play for lowly Stevenage Borough in order to continue his development.
The dead-ball specialist, who has already been likened to David Beckham for his ability concerning set-pieces, has signed a one-month loan deal with the League Two outfit in a bid to improve his physical presence on the pitch.
From one youngster to the next it’s rumoured that Arsene Wenger is keeping a keen eye on Chelsea starlet Lucas Piazon, and could rival Everton boss Roberto Martinez for his signature.
The Brazilian has found himself on a number of loan spells since moving to Stamford Bridge in 2011 and has only ever made one Premier League appearances for the Blues. It’s believed however that Wenger, known for his shrewd skill in spotting potential, could offer him a way out, and the 20-year-old might consent to the switch if it means he can get more first-team football.
Last but not least we turn to Wenger himself, who has been forced to deny that he has any interest in leaving his Arsenal post in order to manage Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco.
The French boss has been in the hot-seat in north London for over 1,000 Premier League games, but recent speculation, which he has firmly dismissed, had said he would considering taking over at his former club across the channel.
At numerous times in the past few years Wenger has been linked with an exit from north London, having evoked ire from the fans with regards to a lack of success. Now though it would seem Arsenal are on the up and, fresh from penning a new deal, the Gunners boss doesn't look set to go anywhere fast.