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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.

Netherlands' defender Jurrien Timber attends a press conference at Qatar University training sites in Doha on December 6, 2022 during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Jurrien Timber Visits Rwanda

Arsenal defender Jurriën Timber visits Rwanda, highlighting the successful Visit Rwanda-Arsenal partnership and its impact on tourism and football.
Arsenal undefeated: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's L to R facing camera Jose Antonio Reyes,Robert Pires,Edu and Thierry Henry celebrates winning the 2003/2004 Football Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Arsenal Invincibles in talks over friendly match

Representatives of the Arsenal Invincibles are in talks over playing a friendly match in 2024 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their title win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Top 10 Arsenal midfielders under Arsene Wenger

Explore the brilliance of Arsène Wenger's top 10 midfielders at Arsenal, showcasing their pivotal role in the club's iconic playing style.
LONDON: Robert Pires of Arsenal looks at Thierry Henry after the confusion between them caused them to miss a penalty during the Barclays Premiership match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Highbury on October 22, 2005. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Galatasaray recreate iconic Arsenal blunder

Galatasaray's Kerem Akturkoglu and Mauro Icardi recreated Thierry Henry and Robert Pires' infamous penalty blunder in midweek.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates scoring the team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka’s maturity boosts title bid says legend

Arsenal legend Robert Pires highlights Granit Xhaka's maturity as key to their title bid while praising Gabriel Martinelli's progress. Robert Pires praises Granit Xhaka's...
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Robert Pires on what he learned playing in India

Robert Pires has been speaking to Ouest France about what it was really like to play out in India and why the experience taught him a lot about life.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Stan Kroenke’s wealth drops $1.4bn as Arsenal chase a Woodman

Let's take a look at the Arsenal news and gossip from around the internet that didn't really seem to warrant articles all of their own.
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 Robert Pires to join 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.
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Robert Pires Arsenal contacted Carlo Ancelotti 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)

Robert Pires praises Mesut Özil and insists his relationship with Unai Emery is ‘better...

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)

Robert Pires: When Arsenal play at home they can beat any team

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.

Robert Pires: I’d encourage Arsenal to sign Gareth Bale

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 turned down the chance to hire Robert Pires for their 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)

Robert Pires: Alexis Sanchez must be sad about Manchester United move so far

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.

Robert Pires: Santi Cazorla is loved everywhere he goes

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.
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Pires admits interest in joining 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 is almost assembled – the details

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

Pires: I would welcome Martial and Sokratis at Arsenal

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)

Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp and more invited back for 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)

Pires: Vieira should come home and manage Arsenal

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

Pires: Arsenal have a very good opportunity to win the 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.
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Arsenal announce double 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.

Pires: Manchester United is a good example for Arsenal

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 Robert Pires

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.
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Pires on why he picked Arsenal over Real Madrid and Juventus

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

Pires: Arsenal is my club and my ambition is to work alongside Wenger

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.
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Pires: Current Arsenal team are better than the Invincibles but…

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.
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Pires: Invincibles would beat City

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

Pires: I don’t know if Alexis and Ozil will stay at Arsenal

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

Pires hails Wenger’s resilience despite acrimony from the supporters

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

Pires: Wenger still right man for the job

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