Arsenal Fans Show Class with Incredible Gesture Towards Patrick Vieira in Palace Win

Arsenal Fans Show Class with Incredible Gesture Towards Patrick Vieira in Palace Win

  • Arsenal fought to an impressive 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the first game of the new campaign
  • The Gunners were better than Patrick Vieira’s side for large parts of the game
  • There was however a beautiful moment late on as the away fans chanted Vieira’s name in appreciation
  • Vieira captained Arsenal to the infamous unbeaten run to the Premier League title in 2003/04

Arsenal fans showed their class on Friday, August 5 as they chanted their former captain Patrick Vieira’s name in a nostalgic moment.

Mikel Arteta’s side ran out 2-0 winners on the day to kick of their campaign to a winning start.

It was a continuation of Arsenal’s scintillating preseason form as they took the lead through Gabriel Martinelli, who nodded home from Oleksandr Zinchenko’s headed assist.

In the second half, Bukayo Saka, who looked dangerous throughout the game, whipped in a devilish ball in the 85th minute which was turned in by Marc Guéhi for an own goal.

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Crystal Palace also had their moments, with Odsonne Edouard forcing Aaron Ramsdale into a save, while Wilfried Zaha looked dangerous down the left.

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In the end, it was defeat for Vieira’s men, but the former Arsenal man will have left Selhurst Park with a hint of warmness from the reception he got from the Gunners fans.

With the scores at 2-0, buoyed Arsenal fans turned their attention to Vieira as they chanted his name, presumably in a show of appreciation for what he had done for the club during his playing days.

Here are some of the reactions to the incident from fans online

Arsenal fan singing for Patrick Vieira was class.

Patrick Vieira's name rings out at Selhurst Park and it's the Arsenal fans singing it

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Source: Sports Brief News