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Robert Pires believes that Arsene Wenger is doing a good job as Arsenal’s manager 1

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Robert Pires has insisted that Arsene Wenger is doing a good job as Arsenal’s manager despite receiving criticism in recent years with his future under intense speculation before he signed a contract extension last summer.

Arsenal were able to stutter past Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday evening to book their place in the last-16 of the competition.

Their progression was hardly convincing though. A 3-0 win in Sweeden saw many claim the Gunners would likely defeat their opponents by a massive scoreline. However, the Swedish team took a 2-0 lead as they threatened to claim the Europa League’s most shocking result.

Arsenal legend claims Arsene Wenger is the right man to take the club forward 1

Posted on November 08, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal star Robert Pires has said that Arsene Wenger is the right man to manage the club. The comments come after further pressure was piled on Wenger following Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s men dominated their opponents at the Etihad Stadium in a win that was not a surprise However, it was not quite the hammering that many had predicted, with the Gunners keeping the scoreline respectable.

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were only answered by Alexandre Lacazette’s strike. The game was marred by Wenger’s comments about Raheem Sterling as the Frenchman accused the winger of diving.

Arsenal have missed the chance to sign this superstar 0

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal battled to a narrow 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday as they made it two wins from two in the Premier League.

Sam Clucas’ early strike had threatened to once again derail the Gunners, following a defeat to Watford two weeks ago, but Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey were on hand to prevent a loss with two quickfire goals in the second-half.

The result sees them move onto 19 points for the season, level with Chelsea, and just one short of Tottenham in third. Considering Arsenal were in crisis a few weeks ago, things don’t look that bad anymore.

Robert Pires claims Arsenal need a new striker 1

Posted on March 27, 2014 by David Nugent

Former-Arsenal hero Roberto Pires has revealed that he believes that Arsenal lack firepower. The 40-year-old told Sky Sports: “It’s very important to buy the other striker because maybe you can play 4-4-2. The priority must be a new striker to play with Olivier Giroud.”


The Arsenal legend is just stating what every man and his dog knew, apart from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger of course. The Gunners lack of striking options has no doubt cost them this season.

Everybody could see that was the area of the Gunners team that needed strengthening, but Wenger was stubborn in his belief that his options were good enough for his team to be successful this season.

Arsene Wenger could sign new deal by the end of the week 0

Posted on January 22, 2014 by David Nugent

According to ESPN, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could sign a new deal with the club by the end of the week. The 62-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and there was speculation about his future in the summer.

However, with the Gunners riding high in the Premier League table it now looks like the Frenchman is prepared to commit his future to the Gunners. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has reportedly travelled to England to finalise a new three-year-deal for the Gunners boss believed to be worth £24million.

Santi Cazorla apologises for photo featuring him mocking Tottenham 1

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla was forced to apologise after a photo appeared on Twitter of him and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires with a supporter holding a sign with “What do we think of Tottenham? S***! What do we think of s***? Tottenham!” written on it.

Cazorla later took to Twitter to defend his actions on the matter – while also claiming he was unaware of what was written on the paper.

‘Our apoligizes to the Totenham fans, we couldn’t see the paper. #alwaysfootballalwaysrespect,’

Could Polish striker be the ideal signing for Arsenal? 1

Posted on January 09, 2014 by David Nugent

This transfer window has been one of confusion so far for Arsenal fans. Certain papers are saying that the Gunners are set to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on-loan, while others contradict this by saying that Arsene Wenger will not enter the market for a striker.

‘New Robert Lewandowski’

With prolific strikers coming with big prices these days, there is a young Polish striker plying his trade for De Graafschap in the Dutch second division that may be of great interest to England’s top clubs, including Arsenal.

Let’s not get carried away by good start to the season 1

Posted on October 13, 2013 by David Nugent

Since the arrival of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal lots of people have been getting carried away on a crest of a wave of optimism. Former-Arsenal stars Emmanuel Petit and Robert Pires have recently revealed that they believe the German international can fire Arsenal to the title this season.


As I have already talked about in one of my previous articles it is very early in the season to be deciding the title winners. Ozil himself has even said that it too early to decide whether his side can win the Premier League title or not.


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