Arsenal Ready To Re-Sign Patrick Vieira From Inter - Report

A north London derby is a-brewing around the Frenchman...
According to a sensational report in The Sun, Arsenal are planning to bring back one of their former greats, Patrick Vieira.

The French midfielder spent nine trophy-filled seasons with the Gunners, captaining the 'Invincibles' side that went unbeaten throughout the 2003-04 Premier League season.

Now, the Senegal-born star's future at Inter is uncertain, and a return to England looks increasingly likely. Birmingham City have had an offer rejected, while Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as surprise suitors.

Harry Redknapp has publicly admitted his interest in Spurs' old foe, but now it appears that he will have to contend with Arsene Wenger's advances in what was already a complicated proposal.

In many a pundit's view, Arsenal have struggled to properly replace Vieira since he left for Juventus in 2005, and thus it would perhaps be fitting if they filled their void in midfield with the man who created it in the first place.

It is understood that the club will offer the 33-year-old a one-year contract identical to that put forth by Tottenham.

Mike Maguire,