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Pires Backs The Prof

Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has stated that he expects Arsene Wenger to stay at the Emirates club for life, amid reports that the French coach is ready to walk away from North London.

A shaky start to the season and the loss of a number of experienced players over the summer have sparked the press to question the French coach’s resolve to stay with The Gunners, but Pires feels he will retire at the Premier League side.

Pires told The Telegraph:

‘I think he will die with Arsenal. He is the same as Ferguson at Manchester United or Guy Roux at Auxerre. He will stay with Arsenal, that is my opinion, because Arsenal need him and he needs Arsenal.

It has calmed down now and things are more relaxed for Arsene. In August he lost three important players for the club in Nasri, Clichy and Fabregas and I think that was a shock for Wenger. And for the fans too, of course.

‘Every club in England has a period of crisis. At the beginning it was Arsenal and now it is Chelsea.’

He concluded:

‘I remember the day after Man United had lost 6-1 to City when everyone was saying United were finished. That is football, especially when you play for the big teams.’

Gareth McKnight for

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