Its Henry vs Vieira as Monaco play Nice

Former Arsenal teammates Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira face off in Ligue 1 for first time as managers
Former Arsenal teammates Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira face off in Ligue 1 for first time as managers

Former Arsenal teammates Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry will go head-to-head for the first time as coaches in France’s Ligue 1 on Friday.

Vieira’s Nice will travel to Monaco, for the 17th game of the season.

In contrast to Henry’s Monaco, Vieira’s Nice have been doing well in the league, recording a sixth-match unbeaten run after drawing goalless Tuesday at home to Angers. They now sit 7th on the league table with 25 points.

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Thierry Henry’s Monaco on Tuesday climbed out of the relegation zone after beating fellow strugglers Amiens 2-0.

The victory was the club’s second in the league since Henry took over in October.

They may be buoyed with this victory as they meet Nice on Friday.

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