Arsenal fans have been reminiscing over legend Robert Pires as he turns 46 years old today.
The Frenchman enjoyed six awe-inspiring seasons in north London, making 283 appearances and scoring 85 goals across all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
His performances against rivals Tottenham Hotspur live long in the hearts of the Arsenal fans, with Pires boasting a record of nine goals and one assist in just 13 games against the Lilywhites.
One of Pires’ most memorable games remains the home fixture against Southampton, where the silky winger scored a hat-trick, capped off by a chip from more than 20 yards (via Arsenal).
As well as club success, Pires enjoyed a brilliant time with his country, lifting the World Cup and the European Championship in 1998 and 2000 respectively.
Fans have been spending their time thinking about the 46-year-old’s time at the club as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
One of the most underrated players ever.
— ًً (@sidvillainy) October 29, 2019
A true legend and gentleman.❤ pic.twitter.com/6MKc2uJXtW
— Jahan Miah🇬🇧🇧🇩 (@AllAboutTheAFC) October 29, 2019
Happy Birthday legend
— AJ (@aj_goonerette) October 29, 2019
Favorite Arsenal player growing up as a boy! Nicely honoured on the walls of the Emirates! Super Robert Pires! pic.twitter.com/WQFghSRdFO
— Billy P. Rwothungeyo (@Billy7Rwoth) October 29, 2019
Happy Birthday Legend pic.twitter.com/Fh37gf0OGh
— The Invincibles (@Classy_Arsenal) October 29, 2019
From the first of 49 matches without defeat: pic.twitter.com/F8Qcnngf9t
— Satpreet Rihal (@SatpreetRihal) October 29, 2019
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