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Robert Pires Is At London Colney – Set For Arsenal Return? UPDATE

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has Tweeted that he’s on the way to Arsenal’s training ground, starting several rumours that he’s set to return to the club

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Following the sensational return of Arsenal hero Thierry Henry last night, Gunners fans have been jokingly calling for more former players to return to the club.

Names such as Seaman, Dixon, Winterburn, Bergkamp and Wright have been put forward as potential January signings by nostalgic Arsenal fans.

However, another Arsenal legend has set the rumour mill into over-drive after using his personal Twitter account to reveal he was on the way to Arsenal’s London Colney for training. The player in question; Robert Pires. Here’s the Tweet sent earlier this morning:

Pires Tweet

38-year-old Pires is now without a club after being released by Aston Villa in the summer. Of course it highly likely that he is simply training with the Arsenal squad to maintain fitness levels, or perhaps it’s a joke on the Frenchman’s part following Henry’s return and he’s playing up to the calls for former greats to rejoin the club. But you just never know…..

Ive always been a huge fan of Pires. He’s one of my favourite player’s to play for the club over the last 15 years, but even i think bringing him back would be a bit of a stretch. Henry’s return made sense, but i’d rather Wenger gave a chance to Miyaichi or Chamberlain than bring back Bobby.

***UPDATE*** Jack Wilshere has confirmed that Robert Pires took part in training with the Arsenal squad today, tweeting:

“Super, super Robert Pires is training today……..return of another king?!? How amazing would that be!”

Sorry Arsenal fans, looks like Pires wont be re-joining! He later confirmed he’s just training to retain his fitness:

“And of course i am training just to maintain my fitness level! But thanks I appreciate you all want me back at Arsenal!”



  1. The Insider

    January 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I heard that O’Leary and Willie Young were on their way to Colney!!

  2. Legolas

    January 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    arsenal need such players for influence excellent move from the club . they can influence the youth

  3. Yasman

    January 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    All hails d return of d king…,… I wish 2 see more legendz return

  4. Okumwengu

    January 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    please buy wayne brdge hes desperate

  5. Realist

    January 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Maybe he and Henry will *try* that penalty again lol

  6. dan

    January 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    he cant be as bad as arshavin

  7. ferosdinhooo

    January 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    pls let pires join arsenal arsene

  8. Baldy

    January 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I would take Pires over Arshavin any day of the week

  9. Sam

    January 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    His the same age as giggs why not sign him up. It would be a dream to see Pires Henry and Persie in attack.

  10. Phoenix

    January 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Perhaps signing pires is not a bad idea but to be candid arsene had 2 sign a couple of world class players if we must lift a trophy.this is an indication of what is happening in the world of soccer in recent times,however he can strugle for the 3rd 4th as he’s always done now.

  11. Shuaibu abdullahi

    January 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Pls wenger we need big players like mexes,abidal,pires and aguero.

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