Vieira, who is one of the greatest players ever to play under Wenger, has sympathy for his former manager, but he believes that he should be allowed to control his own future, regardless of how bad it may get.
The Europa League will more than likely stand as Wenger's priority for the end-of-season run-in, as it is looking like their most plausible route back into the Champions League, with the Gunners sixth in the Premier League and 13 points off the top four.
That's why it will worry Arsenal fans - this week 88% of the Arsenal Supporters' Trust's (AST) 1,000 members voted in favour of Wenger's contract being terminated in May - that they remain on course to win the Europa League. The recent losing streak has intensified the high on Wenger.
But it would be the visitors who took the lead when the impressive Mkhitaryan cut inside from Mesut Ozil's pass before beating Gianluigi Donnarumma with a strike which deflected in off Milan skipper Leonardo Bonucci. It was an off day and Arsenal deserved it.
Jack Wilshere says Arsenal have to use their win over AC Milan as a blueprint going forward as they bid to salvage their season.
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"First of all, what is important is to add another win to a win, to build up the belief again". And I'm not splitting hairs here, but he is considered to be a very talented Defensive Midfielder, which we are obviously well stocked up on but he left because he didn't expect Wenger to give him any game time.
"We all go through tough times but, when you take a little bit of perspective, we got to a cup final and played against the best team in the country".
"At some stage, you need to respond and respond together with a good performance".
"He's not the type of player who's really going to show enough grit and determination for me", Keown told BT Sport.
"For sure, we suffered for the fact that technically, we made mistakes that actually followed us through the field".