- Former Newcastle legend Alan Shearer admits Patrick Vieira was impossible to play against.
- He says the Frenchman would adapt and be up for the fight whichever way you planned on limiting his in-game impact.
- Ian Wright adds that, despite being excellent on matchdays, Vieira didn't always give his best in training.
Alan Shearer concedes the Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira was impossible to face in his prime.
"Vieira was horrible in a nice way," Shearer told Match of the Day. "He was nasty. He was tough. He could play. I think Patrick was one of these guys that however which way you went in against him, whether you wanted to play against him he could play and was up there with the very best.
"If you wanted to have a fight with him, he could fight you. If you wanted to try and be physical, he was as hard as they come."
While another Gunners' legend Ian Wright shed some light on Vieira's attitude in training.
"You know the thing is in training, he was one of those who wouldn't have great training days."
We have to say we live for those stories about former Invincibles and how brilliant they were. Because they were brilliant, to a man.
Those were the days. The current Liverpool side don't have anything on Arsenal's legends of 15 years ago.