According to an article published in Zeenews, Patrick Vieira announced that he will retire from active football at Arsenal and the French National team. Vieira accepted a position with Manchester City as a football development executive.
The new position for Vieira will be to mentor future football players as they begin their training and careers in the sport. The time has come to make a recount of his career at Arsenal and Manchester City.
During his nine years with the Gunners, Vieira scored 33 goals within 406 appearances. Vieira was also instrumental in the Double (1998, 2002), FA Cups (2003,2005), the undefeated Premier League season of 2003-2004, and the 2005 FA Cups.
Vieira was transferred to other teams such as the Serie A teams Juventus and Inter Milan. He eventually returned to the Premier League by transferring to Manchester City.
During the 2010-2011 season with Manchester City (including Premier League, Europa Cup) , Vieira scored the following (total scores): 16 goals served, 15 times used as a substitute, five goals, two assists, 13 shots, 6 shots on goal, 35 fouls committed, 24 fouls served, and three yellow cards.
It is great to see a player with the prestige of Patrick Vieira helping the newer generation of footballers. It is hoped that others will follow his footsteps.