Arsenal have approached Robert Pires to offer him an official role at the club next season, according to reports in France.
Euro United, an offshoot of the reliable French outlet Paris United, report that Pires has been approached by Arsenal to join their staff next season. With Freddie Ljungberg already coaching the u23s and Edu set to join as a technical director, the Gunners are really starting to collect up former ‘invincibles’ on their staff.
It’s not as though Pires hasn’t spent a fair bit of time around the club this season, but most of it hasn’t been in an official capacity, as he stuck around to try and keep fit.
It’s great to see the 45-year-old given a proper chance to work for Arsenal though. He’s one of few former players who has consistently backed the club and the team in his public appearances, and he only seems to want what’s best for his old side.
We’ll have to wait and see what role Pires has been offered, and whether he accepts it, but you’d assume it will be some kind of coaching position.
With the Frenchmen’s world-class experience as a wide player and the likes of Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka and Xavier Amaechi coming through, he’d be the perfect man to help them reach their potential.