Vieira likened Arteta to Deschamps.

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Patrick Vieira has likened Mikel Arteta to France head coach Didier Deschamp has both teams prepare to clash in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has likened Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to France boss Didier Deschamps.

Vieira hails Arteta ahead of their match in the Premier League saying he had a wonderful career.

He added that he learned the way to be a manager as he was formally in Pep Guardiola’s group at Man City.

The French man said the way Mikel Arteta gives instructions during his playing days reminded him of Deschamps.

He said: “I don’t know him really well as a man. Of course, as a player, I think he was a really good player. I think he had a wonderful career.

“I think when you look at the way that he managed himself, to be a manager, I think he was in the City group. And he learned the job before getting a chance at Arsenal. And I think he did everything the right way. If I can say that.

“I think he’s somebody who, when he was playing, going into a managerial area was something that he wanted to do because of the way he was playing on the field, talking a lot with his players around him.”

Vieira added: “He remind me a little bit of Didier Deschamps of the French national team, because when he was playing, you knew that Didier was going to be a football manager.

“And I think Arteta is quite in the same kind of mindset. I will say, obviously, hearing what has been said about me, it’s always nice to hear good things about yourself, and I thank him a lot for those kind words.”

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