PHOTO: Robert Pires Gives Advice To Mesut Ozil In Arsenal Training

By on September 27, 2013

It seems we had a special guest at London Colney today with pictures emerging of Arsenal legend Robert Pires training with the first team on Friday.

The Frenchman’s last official club was Aston Villa before he left in 2011 and despite several offers from the Far East and Asia, Pires has turned down one last big pay day to remain a free agent here in Europe.

Photo’s were released earlier today that showed the 39-year-old at the Colney training with the first team and one particular picture showed him handing out some advice to new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil (below).

The photos promoted Twitter rumours of a sensational return to the Emirates, with some Gooners suggesting Arsene Wenger may be about to offer him a short-term deal because of our current injury crisis in the attacking third.

However, it turns out Pires is simply hosting an Emirates Tour on Saturday and most likely just wanted to keep fit and pass on some wisdom to the current squad.

Robert Pires. A true legend and he’ll always be welcome back to north London.



  1. Allan1340

    September 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Man I miss him really a truth gunner wish him my best.

  2. wardy

    September 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Hey, Bobby. Whats French for va va voom?

  3. Macky

    September 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Such an amazin’ player in his hey days….i can’t forget the pain he felt durin’ the 2006 champions league final against barcelona when he was sacrificed for lehman’s red card…a true Arsenal legend.

  4. Abdulsalam Ismail Omeiza.

    September 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I never knew he could still train with Arsenal squad after what happened to him in 2006 champions league fina between Arsenal and Barcelona. Once a legend always a legend. I wish him all d best.l

    • rizal

      September 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      this is not the first time he train at Arsenal, I think the first time would be on the sesaon before he play for Aston Villa.
      Pires, TH, Bergkamp are truly the player where we could take pride in putting them close to our heart.

  5. joseph

    September 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Hhahhh nice guy

  6. Gabriel

    September 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    welcome back anytime, Pires!!

  7. ibrahim

    September 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Pires s an arsenal legend he s forever welcome

  8. wembi zubair ibrahim

    September 28, 2013 at 4:41 am

    the unbeaten legends ar ever welocome at flying gunners support is always.guarated…..

  9. Kudakwashe

    September 28, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Welcome back home

  10. alejoo2

    September 28, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Pires what a lovely player i rilli missed him

  11. kokoro

    September 28, 2013 at 7:16 am

    pires u are wellcome

  12. odukoya samad

    September 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

    wat are nice guy

  13. Shekuna marah

    September 28, 2013 at 10:49 am

    i so happy for pires at time u aer well com home.

  14. Tonia Reeves

    September 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    One of the true Legends! thanks for training with the players…u are always welcome!!

  15. Olem

    September 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Pires shall forever be welcome, legends never die

  16. Olem

    September 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Pires a true legend of gooner, u are welcome any day any time any second

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