Arsenal fans savagely taunt Crystal Palace with iconic Patrick Vieira chant during Emirates rout days after Eagles axe
ARSENAL fans mocked Crystal Palace by chanting Patrick Vieira’s name during their 4-1 win at the Emirates on Sunday.
The Gunners extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to eight points with a comfortable win over the Eagles.
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It came just two days after Palace sacked Arsenal legend Vieira after 18 months in charge at Selhurst Park.
But the former French international’s departure did little to prevent them from extending their winless run to 13 games.
And the North London faithful were quick to taunt the visiting supporters by singing Vieira‘s name.
They could be heard bellowing: “He comes from Senegal, he played for Arsenal. Vieira, whoa, Vieira, whoa.”
Vieira won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups during a stellar nine years at Highbury.
And Arsenal fans on social media were loving the reception he was given at the Emirates.
One person said: “Arsenal fans open by singing “Vieira” tribute. Gone from Palace, but never forgotten as a Gunner.”
Another added: “Chants of Vieira ringing around the Emirates. Love to see it.”
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And a third reacted: “Arsenal fans singing Patrick Vieira’s chant .”
Palace‘s defeat to Arsenal leaves them 12th in the Premier League table, just three points above the relegation zone.
Roy Hodgson is being linked with a shock managerial return until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Vieira is reportedly in the frame for the vacant USA national team job.