Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira has revealed Arsene Wenger's snub regarding a coaching role with Arsenal following his retirementGetty Images

Manchester City reserve team manager and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has revealed that Arsene Wenger did not approach him to join the club's coaching staff when he called time on his playing career.

The French midfielder is regarded as one of the best midfielders to ever play for the north London club and the Premier League and was a major part of Wenger's title successes in 1998, 2002 and 2004.

But he has now revealed that the club, for whom he played from 1996-2005, have not treated him well and he believes that had the French manager offered him a job at the Emirates Stadium, he would have accepted it.

"Had he wanted me to work alongside him, he would have asked me," Vieira said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

"Both the club and Arsene have behaved disappointingly towards me. Everywhere I go people ask me why Arsene didn't give me the chance to work with him."

"It was out of the question to offer my services. Why would I have done it? When I stopped playing I had an offer from City, and I did not get any phone calls from Arsene," the former Gunners star explained.

"I gave Arsenal a great deal, just as the club and Arsene gave me a lot."

Vieira has been impressive during his spell as the manager of the City reserves and has recently been tipped to take over from first-team boss Manuel Pellegrini next season.

The Etihad Stadium outfit have had a poor season, by their recent standards and are in danger of finishing behind Arsenal and Manchester United, and this has increased the pressure on the Chilean.

"We have a manager (at City), so I don't think about succeeding him. My contract will be up in June and I will soon talk with my bosses. I feel good here, so I don't see why I shouldn't continue developing," the French World Cup winner added.

"I have set out with the aim of becoming a great manager. It's a job I really want to do. If an interesting job comes up tomorrow I will take a careful look at it."