The former Arsenal star looks unrecognizable as the silver-haired fox who works as an assistant manager for Atletico boss Simeone

A SILVER-HAIRED former Arsenal star looks completely unrecognizable as Diego Simeone’s assistant at Atletico Madrid.

The former right-back, 52, spent three years at Arsenal and only won the FA Community Shield.

Can you guess who this former Arsenal star is?

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Can you guess who this former Arsenal star is?Photo credit: Getty
The silver-haired fox now works as an assistant coach at Atletico Madrid

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The silver-haired fox now works as an assistant coach at Atletico MadridPhoto credit: Getty
The ex-Arsenal star celebrates during an Atletico Madrid match

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The ex-Arsenal star celebrates during an Atletico Madrid matchPhoto credit: Getty

The Argentine ace played under legendary boss Arsene Wenger and alongside the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Martin Keown, Emmanuel Petit and Ray Parlour.

But his time at Highbury ended in 2001, taking with him his short dark hair and clean-shaven look.

He came to Inter Milan on a free transfer.

However, he also found it difficult to get playing time at the San Siro.

The 1.60m tall full-back then returned to Argentina and played for River Plate before retiring from youth club Quilmes in 2005.

Today he rocks the silver fox look with long gray hair and a beard.

And he works at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

The 42-year-old Argentine works as Simeone’s assistant at Atletico.

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He joined Simeone in Spain in 2018 and then helped win LaLiga in 2021.

It was Atlético’s first league title in seven years, the last before that came in 2014.

And the mystery footballer can be revealed to be… Nelson Vivas.

Vivas shares the same philosophy and ethics as his boss Simeone.

He was his assistant before between 2006 and 2011.

And the two men were the only members of the coaching staff to wear suits to games.

Vivas pays particular attention to spotting rivals and adjusting his team’s tactics.

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The ex-pro also helps organize and maintain order.

After a training session, he presented Simeone with a notebook in which he listed what was done in each session during the campaign, including absences, player performances and tactical work done.

The former Arsenal ace opted for a clean-shaven look during his playing days

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The former Arsenal ace opted for a clean-shaven look during his playing daysCredit: PA:Press Association
The 5ft 5 Argentine (left) was lively in a tackle

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The 5ft 5 Argentine (left) was lively in a tacklePhoto credit: Reuters

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