Tag: Robert Pires

Robert Pires was one of the greatest players to ever play for Arsenal Football Club. The former French forward joined Arsenal in 2000 from Marseille for £11m. Pires left Arsenal for Villareal in 2006 on a free transfer. In total, he made 284 appearances for Arsenal and scored 84 goals. Bobby wore the number 7 shirt for Arsenal. The World Cup winner was part of the Invincibles squad that won the league without losing a match. He was born on October 29, 1973. Pires’ son, Theo, is part of the Arsenal Academy.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Robert Pires looks on during an Arsenal training session ahead of their Champions League Group F match against Napoli at London Colney on September 30, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Robert Pires compares Jack Grealish to Dennis Bergkamp, says Manchester City should sign him

I love Robert Pires, but I love Dennis Bergkamp more, so I'm going to try to be nice about what follows...
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Robert Pires looks on during an Arsenal training session ahead of their Champions League Group F match against Napoli at London Colney on September 30, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Robert Pires: The team is still sick – they need the right medicine

Robert Pires says the Arsenal team are still sick from all the things that have gone wrong this year, and they need the right medicine.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Robert Pires looks on during an Arsenal training session ahead of their Champions League Group F match against Napoli at London Colney on September 30, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal approach another former 'invincible' to join Edu on the staff next season

Arsenal have approached Robert Pires to offer him an official role at the club next season, according to reports in France.

Robert Pires: Arsenal contacted former Chelsea boss to replace Arsene Wenger

Robert Pires has admitted Arsenal contacted Carlo Ancelotti before they ultimately hired Unai Emery, and the Italian is a manager Pires would have liked to play for.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend praises Özil and insists his relationship with Emery is better now

Robert Pires has praised Mesut Özil and his importance to the Arsenal side, and he believes the German's relationship with head coach Unai Emery is better now.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Robert Pires looks on during an Arsenal training session ahead of their Champions League Group F match against Napoli at London Colney on September 30, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Club legend insists Arsenal can beat any team at the Emirates Stadium

Robert Pires says Arsenal can beat any team at the Emirates Stadium, and he has a good feeling about the second leg match against Stade Rennais FC on Thursday night.

Arsenal urged to sign former Tottenham Hotspur star

Robert Pires thinks Arsenal should make a move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, despite the assumption that a return to England would mean a return to Tottenham Hotspur for the player.

Arsenal rejected club legend's request to join the backroom staff

Arsenal turned down Robert Pires' request to join the backroom staff on the basis that they already had Steve Bould working for them, according to the player himself.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United looks despondent during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Manchester United and Sevilla FC at Old Trafford on March 13, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend says Alexis Sanchez 'must be sad' about his Manchester United move

Robert Pires thinks Alexis Sanchez must be sad about how his Manchester United move is going at the moment, particularly as Arsenal are making such good progress.

Pires admits he's glad seeing star with a smile back on his face

Robert Pires says Santi Cazorla is loved wherever he goes, adding that the midfielder has earned that affection, particularly after his recent injury struggles.

Arsenal install 4 Teqball tables

Arsenal have reportedly installed four Teqball tables at London Colney according to Robert Pires.

Former Gunner admits he wants to join Unai Emery's coaching staff

Robert Pires admits he's interested in joining Unai Emery's staff at Arsenal, and says he could be a bridge between the new backroom team and the players already at the club.

Unai Emery's coaching team unveiled with 1 spot for a former Gunner

Unai Emery's coaching team is almost assembled, with all but one of its members decided, according to reports in Spain.

Arsenal urged to sign unsettled Manchester United star this summer

Robert Pires thinks Arsenal should sign Anthony Martial and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer, after recent media links to both players.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger manager / head coach of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

'Leaked': More details for Arsene Wenger's final home game

Arsenal have invited the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and many more back to the club for Arsene Wenger's final home game, according to reports.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador, Patrick Vieira, attends the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series)

Former Gunner told to 'come home' and replace Arsene Wenger

Robert Pires thinks Patrick Vieira is '100%' ready to manage Arsenal, as someone who is regularly in contract with his fellow Frenchman.

Former Gunner insists Arsenal can win Europa League

Robert Pires thinks Arsenal have a tough challenge ahead of them to beat Atletico Madrid, but argues they have a 'very good opportunity' to win the whole competition.

Pires, Rosicky and more return to Arsenal for charity match against Real Madrid

Arsenal have announced two charity matches against Real Madrid, following the success of the legends match against AC Milan Glorie in 2016.

Robert Pires urges Arsene Wenger to follow Jose Mourinho's example

Robert Pires says even Arsene Wenger doesn't know why Arsenal are struggling in the Premier League this campaign, but the former Gunner thinks the cup final can be a turning point.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aubameyang scores more against Spurs than Kane does against Arsenal & he doesn’t need...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores against Tottenham Hotspur more regularly than other any Arsenal player in the Premier League era.

Aubameyang 'honoured' to meet Arsenal legend

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his first training session with Arsenal on Thursday and it seems he wasn't expecting to run into legend, Robert Pires.
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Robert Pires’ son dons famous Arsenal #7 shirt against West Ham

Robert Pires' son Theo wore his father's famous number seven as he played for the Gunners' under-10 team against West Ham at the weekend.

Pires: Sanchez wanted to stay but Arsenal didn’t spend enough money

Robert Pires denies Alexis Sanchez wanted to leave Arsenal for money, and says the Chilean is going because the Gunners wouldn't buy players to support him.

Xhaka, Scott and Pires visit Arsenal’s new sensory room

Granit Xhaka, Robert Pires and Alex Scott visited the new sensory room at the Emirates Stadium, set up for fans with disabilities so they can enjoy the game.

Forward admits he had 2 other offers before accepting Arsenal

Robert Pires has revealed he was persuaded to join Arsenal after a personal call from Arsene Wenger.

Boost for Arsenal as former midfielder wants to return as a coach

Robert Pires says he wants to join Arsène Wenger's team, and is keen to work alongside the man who helped shape his career in England.

Robert Pires names which side are better than Invincibles

Arsenal legend, Robert Pires, reckons that Arsene Wenger's current side have more quality than the Invincibles but they need to become warriors if they're going to win titles.

I'm better than De Bruyne: Invincibles had more quality than Manchester City says Arsenal...

Robert Pires believes that the Arsenal Invincible team would beat the current Manchester City side.

Robert Pires explains what Ozil and Sanchez need

Arsenal legend, Robert Pires, believes that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez both need stability and, with just six months left on both of their contract's, they've not got it.

Robert Pires names which two players have uncertain futures at Arsenal

Robert Pires doesn't know what Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil wants to do at the end of the season.

Robert Pires names which Arsenal player needs to meet Arsene Wenger about his future

Robert Pires says Olivier Giroud needs to meet with Arsène Wenger and Ivan Gazidis before making a decision on his future.

This is who Robert Pires was full of praise for in a recent interview

Robert Pires hailed Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger for staying calm despite the supporters having turned on him in recent seasons.

Robert Pires has his say whether or not Arsene Wenger should be sacked

Robert Pires believes that Arsene Wenger is still the right man to lead Arsenal.

Lemar to Arsenal is dead, so who will replace Alexis now?

Robert Pires doesn't think Arsenal's move for Thomas Lemar will happen anymore, so who should the Gunners look to sign instead?
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Robert Pires believes this player will help Arsenal win trophies 'this season'

Robert Pires is convinced that Alexandre Lacazette will grow into an important player at Arsenal.

Robert Pires explains why Mesut Ozil is angry at Arsenal

Robert Pires says Mesut Özil seems angry that the Gunners haven't spent more money in the transfer market.

Robert Pires names the Arsenal player who should start over Kylian Mbappe for France

Robert Pires says it's too early to make Monaco's Kylian Mbappé a leader in the France side, and thinks manager Didier Deschamps will stick to Arsenal's Olivier Giroud for now.

This is where Robert Pires' Premier League live event will be held

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will attend a Premier League Live event in Bengaluru, India on October 14 and 15.

Arsenal legend details what Arsene Wenger must do for the sake of the club

Robert Pires believes that Arsene Wenger needs to freshen up Arsenal from top to bottom.

Pires and Gilberto back Lehmann to make an impact at Arsenal

Arsenal legends Robert Pires and Gilberto Silva have backed Jens Lehmann to make an impact at the Emirates as a coach.