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Viera - Could he be coming back home?

Viera - Could he be coming back home?

Tottenham Hotspurs boss Harry Redknapp has been trying to earn the wrath of Arsenal fans by attempting to lure Arsenal legend Patrick Viera to Spurs. But since the reported entry of Arsene Wenger into the chase, Viera is most likely to have a reunion with his old boss. And Harry Redknapp feels the same; that if Arsenal are in it then surely Viera would opt for them:

“It’s surprising but I had heard nothing about it,”

“I’m sure he’ll be a good signing for whoever gets him.

“He belonged to Arsenal. He was fantastic there so if an opportunity to go back came along, I’m sure he would take it.”

If the Frenchman does return, Arsenal will again have a player of the “Invincibles”. The last of those remaining at Arsenal, Kolo Toure, left for Manchester City yesterday.

Arsenal’s bitter rival Tottenham’s manager is not so bitter! Harry Redknapp gave his take on this season including his opinion of Arsenal’s disastrous end to the season. The former Portsmouth boss said:

“And Arsenal, they’ve had injuries that have cost them this last week or two, defensively they’ve not been as strong, they’ve been missing people like (William) Gallas and (Gael) Clichy.

“They’ve got some great young players and I think they’ll be strong again next year, Arsenal. I really couldn’t say I see them dropping out because I only see those young players improving.”

Even Spurs’ boss thinks Arsenal will be stronger next season, and possible win a trophy or two, when a lot of Arsenal fans have given up.

In the build up to Sunday, when Arsenal and Tottenham will unleash their fierce rivalry and battle it out for glory, Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp like every other manager has praised Arsene Wenger but points out that Arsenal are not in a good form so they will look to give Wenger’s side a tough time.

“They are a fantastic club and have made a great signing in Arshavin. Arsene Wenger is a top manager and has done an unbelievable job there. But of course it would be a big lift for everyone around the club if we could beat Arsenal on Sunday. They are always big games against the Gunners. I think we have got a chance at home and it is probably a decent time to play Arsenal. They are a top team, Arsene has done an incredible job there, but at the moment their record tells you they are not playing as well as they did last year. However, they have still got some fantastic players, so it is always going to be a tough game.”