JET-HEELED Robert Pires has revealed Arsene Wenger despatched a personal aircraft to grab him for Arsenal forward of Actual Madrid and Juventus.
Wenger swooped for the legendary French winger 22 years in the past, turning him right into a star member of the Gunners’ 2003-4 Invincibles.
“Everybody instructed me that I used to be loopy to not have gone to Actual.
“It was very heated although. I even took the photograph with the Actual jersey throughout the Euros in Belgium! For the newspaper AS, I imagine.
“And all the things occurred in a short time.
“Arsene (Wenger) known as me and upset my plans… he sends me a aircraft, I move the medical go to and I signal.”
The 2-time Premier League winner claims he was lured by the Gunners having fellow French superstars Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira, plus a home-country boss in Wenger,
Pires mentioned: “Arsenal with him, Titi (Henry), Pat (Vieira), it’s reassuring.
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“It’s a secure membership, particularly after my troublesome season at OM and figuring out that in Madrid, issues might explode at any time.
“Nonetheless, after I was youthful, I used to be a fan of Actual and Michel.”
Pires additionally helped the Gunners win the FA Cup twice earlier than departing for Villarreal in 2006.
He had a brief spell at Aston Villa in 2010-11 earlier than briefly popping out of retirement 4 seasons later with Indian membership FC Goa.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/soccer/8360067/robert-pires-arsenal-wenger-plane-real-madrid/ Arsenal legend Robert Pires reveals Arsene Wenger as soon as despatched him a PRIVATE JET to cease him signing for Actual Madrid