Vieira, who is now head coach of MLS side New York City FC, was left disappointed after speaking with the club and feels the call was merely a token gesture to one of their former players.
According to Sky Sports, Vieira was left with the distinct impression that "the call was merely a token gesture to one of their former players".
The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has picked Arteta as the leading candidate to become the north London club's new boss after Wenger ended his 22-year reign at The Emirates this summer. Not the board, however, who instead are "close" to appointing 36-year-old Arteta.
Sky sources understand Vieira's former team-mate Thierry Henry has not been contacted about the vacant role.
So prospective manager Arteta is eager for his compatriot to take up a coaching role with the club, joining the likes of Jens Lehmann and Per Mertesacker as ex-players who have returned to Arsenal behind the scenes.
Another candidate was Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann, but the German club recently insisted he will still be their manager next season.
Celtic's Brendan Rodgers and former Arsenal great Patrick Viera were also among the names to be chosen for the job.
Meanwhile, Pires and Vieira were teammates for six years at Arsenal.
Gazidis is working his way through a preferred list of candidates with head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
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