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.
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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.
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.
I love Robert Pires, but I love Dennis Bergkamp more, so I'm going to try to be nice about what follows...
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.
Arsenal have approached Robert Pires to offer him an official role at the club next season, according to reports in France.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 says Santi Cazorla is loved wherever he goes, adding that the midfielder has earned that affection, particularly after his recent injury struggles.
Arsenal have reportedly installed four Teqball tables at London Colney according to Robert Pires.
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, with all but one of its members decided, according to reports in Spain.
Robert Pires thinks Arsenal should sign Anthony Martial and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer, after recent media links to both players.
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.
Robert Pires thinks Patrick Vieira is '100%' ready to manage Arsenal, as someone who is regularly in contract with his fellow Frenchman.
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.
Arsenal have announced two charity matches against Real Madrid, following the success of the legends match against AC Milan Glorie in 2016.
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.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores against Tottenham Hotspur more regularly than other any Arsenal player in the Premier League era.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Pires has revealed he was persuaded to join Arsenal after a personal call from Arsene 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.
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.
Robert Pires believes that the Arsenal Invincible team would beat the current Manchester City side.
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 doesn't know what Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil wants to do at the end of the season.
Robert Pires says Olivier Giroud needs to meet with Arsène Wenger and Ivan Gazidis before making a decision on his future.
Robert Pires hailed Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger for staying calm despite the supporters having turned on him in recent seasons.
Robert Pires believes that Arsene Wenger is still the right man to lead Arsenal.
Robert Pires doesn't think Arsenal's move for Thomas Lemar will happen anymore, so who should the Gunners look to sign instead?
Robert Pires is convinced that Alexandre Lacazette will grow into an important player at Arsenal.
Robert Pires says Mesut Özil seems angry that the Gunners haven't spent more money in the transfer market.
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.
Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will attend a Premier League Live event in Bengaluru, India on October 14 and 15.