"The team in our generation were more physical but this generation are better football players, there's no doubt about that". You don't go onto the field not wanting to win. It doesn't make sense to compare the two generations because we are in a different period.
At the time, we said it was more delusion than optimism from Inter, but it seems the Italian side have turned the player's head, and the French manager isn't sure if the German worldwide will be at Arsenal by the end of the transfer window.
Arsene Wenger's teams have not scooped the league crown since the 2003-04 season, and have only claimed four major trophies - all FA Cups - in the past 13 years.
With a huge amount of pressure already on the team's shoulders after a poor opening to the season, the worldwide break is arguably coming at the best time possible for Arsenal with a week away sure to benefit the squad.
Despite Vieira's successful years at Arsenal, he believes that the players at Wenger's disposal now are of better quality. Well we all know how that played out, but what it clearly showed, as well as many other games over the past few seasons is that Arsenal have defensive problems and they just don't seem to be solving.
Liverpool ready late move for Bayern's Sanches
Renato Sanches is one of the most coveted youngsters in all of Europe, having come through the ranks of Portuguese giants Benfica. Sanches was left out of Munich's squad for their clash with Werder Bremen this weekend as he considers his future at the club.
"If Sanchez and Ozil are free, they will be snapped up". You're not going to tell me [Alexis] Sanchez is not a leader?
The only real player to garner any credit from Sunday's mauling at Anfield was goalkeeper Petr Cech, who made some smart saves and arguably kept the score from going any higher. "There's leaders in the team to challenge and they have the experience to win matches".
"Judging by the way he was twiddling his thumbs on the bench as they got thumped 4-0 by Liverpool, helpless to find an answer, I think even Arsene realises it, too. So that means the balance between physicality and technical creativity maybe needs to be looked at".
Arsenal host Bournemouth next month in their first game after the global break.