Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira will face the Gunners as the opposition manager when he takes his Crystal Palace side to the Emirates Stadium on Monday in a London Derby encounter in the Premier League.
Ex-Gunners skipper Vieira became a Premier League manager for the first time when he was appointed into his present job this summer. Crystal Palace turned to ex-OGC Nice and New York City boss Vieira as their new manager to replace veteran manager Roy Hodgson. Hodgson left the Eagles when his contract ended shortly after the end of last season.
Vieira is a legend at Arsenal having attained the status during his time at the club. The France World Cup champion spent nine years in North London and he was the one who led the team that recorded zero defeat throughout the 2003/04 season. Vieira won three Premier League titles and four FA Cup titles during his Arsenal days.
Arsenal legend Vieira has had mixed start to his managerial career at Selhurst Park with one win from the opening seven games. Vieira and Palace have drawn a lot of games this season. No team can better their record of four draws from the opening seven games of the new Premier League campaign ahead of the short trip to take on the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are the favourites to secure the three points on show for the London Derby clash with the Eagles according to the soccer betting odds from the various soccer betting sites world-wide. The Gunners were also the favouritesahead of the corresponding fixture last season according to the different soccer betting odds across the popular soccer betting sites, but they were unable to live up to that status as the two teams battled to a goalless draw. The two teams are in the bottom half of the Premier League log ahead of their latest league matchup.