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Vieira See's Abou-tiful Reflection

Patrick Vieira was, and always will be, an Arsenal legend. What he brought to our team can never be reproduced. Or can it?

Ever since Abou Diaby took to the pitch for the first time in the red and white of Arsenal, a lot of people commented on the similarities between Diaby and Vieira.

The more he plays, the more people say it, so much so that the great man himself now agrees with the masses.

'Diaby reminds me of myself at his age, considering what he has experienced, his club and his physical appearance,' Paddy told L'Equipe. 'I came into the France team at a young age, too.'

'Maybe there would be a good feeling between us. I hope he will improve and work, because he has the right potential.'

I see great things in Diaby's future, he is already a good player, and with a little more time, he will become great.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 5 2007

Time: 10:35AM

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He has been pretty impressive but still needs to get more experience.
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05/04/2007 11:22:00

and share the ball some more...
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05/04/2007 11:26:00

and not play left wing
Jacky B
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05/04/2007 12:10:00

I wonder if Le Boss is ever gonna clone a new Petit. Then, we would definitely have another 'Renaissance'. Flair & grit (bordering brute) are what it takes
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05/04/2007 12:11:00

Jacky B, sometimes I really like your humour when you are not sarcastic :)
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05/04/2007 12:14:00

which is to say you dont like my humour! ;) saying that, there is a sensible point in there (though it was not intended)
Jacky B
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05/04/2007 12:23:00

i understand your point. we are on the wave lenght, hence i see any offence. you are fast becoming the most welcome Spur fan in vital arsenal
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05/04/2007 12:34:00

These constant comparisons are just putting more pressure on this kid. Just leave him alone and let him get on with his game. He's been very good for us and I cant wait till he plays a full season and show us what he can do.
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05/04/2007 12:59:00

And not a single word on my awesome title writing skills :(
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05/04/2007 13:00:00

did anyone notice the title of the article? brilliant I say. (better late than never r7)
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05/04/2007 13:51:00

i though it was abou-horrant
Jacky B
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05/04/2007 14:22:00

Yes Rocky, I would have been proud of that title if I had written it! Too good even for the tabloids. Keep it up! No pressure, but if you were also able to find a way of burying subliminal Spud-bashing hints in future titles, I would personally petition the Vital network to build you a shrine.
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05/04/2007 16:56:00

I do think they look similiar but Diaby has a long long way to go before he is considered the same as big Pat. PV4 is the best central midfielder the club has ever had.
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05/04/2007 18:22:00

I cant get for the life of me why we play hime on the left. He looks so out of place its unreal, I wanna see hum with Cesc more next season.
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05/04/2007 19:29:00

gunnerb, you cant be serious, I thought Steve Morrow was.
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06/04/2007 05:25:00

You're both wrong. It was David Hillier.
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06/04/2007 08:23:00

I think that Diaby and Denilson are both looking like future first team players they have both impressed me especially when they managed to boss the midfield for large periods in the CCF.
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06/04/2007 11:06:00

Gotta agree with you Arsenal1991, I rewatched most of the CCF today (at Stamford Bridge of all places), and that much talent and potential is definitely no fluke... it made me feel a bit better after the week we've had... also, it's hard to describe, but something about our style of play and our approach make it obvious that we are a big club, and will for the forseeable future be better than some of our scummy neighbours.
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06/04/2007 19:06:00

actually the best midfielder we ever had in recent times was a certain IAn Selley !!! class !...............................
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07/04/2007 00:12:00


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