VIEIRA CLOSE TO CITY BOW

Former Arsenal star Patrick Vieira says he’s ready to make his debut for new club Manchester City.

The French international hasn’t played in the Premier League since 2005 when he left the London side to join Juventus. From there he moved on to Inter Milan before switching to City earlier this season.

Whilst in Italy, he won two Italian league titles under current City manager Roberto Mancini and a third under Jose Mourinho, though he only played 16 games for the former Chelsea boss and most of those came as a substitute.

City’s next two top flight games are away to Hull City and at home to Bolton. They then take Stoke City in the FA Cup.

Speaking to the City web site, he said:

vieira ready for man city debut I suffered the injury in the last Inter game and didn’t realise it was that bad.

I look forward to getting a run of games in the Premier League.

I have found a team that matches my expectations.

I think the future for this club is fantastic. There are a lot of winners and great players in the dressing room.

Hopefully we can achieve what we want and finish in the top four. We are getting closer to Manchester United. The gap is definitely narrowing.