Robert Pires Begs Unai Emery To Add Him In His Staff

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Pires, 44, spent six years with the Gunners before leaving for Villarreal in 2006 and has maintained a close connection with the club.

The 26-year-old's current deal at the Gunners expires later this summer and it still appears to be seen as to whether the playmaker plans on extending his stay at the Emirates under new coach Unai Emery.

"It was boiling up for a while because everybody knew I had a year left on my deal and I had been out on loan, got injured, and wasn't really in his plans".

He trained with the first team, but never had an official position in Arsene Wenger's coaching staff. I keep fit, sometimes I can give some advice to the players.

Adli operates as a wide man and from central attacking midfield
Adli operates as a wide man and from central attacking midfield

Speaking at the launch of Arsenal's new 2018/19 navy blue away kit, when asked if Adli could become the "next Robert Pires", the former France star laughed and said: "I hope for him".

Quizzed on whether he's excited to be working under Emery, Lichtsteiner added: "He's a very good coach who's won a lot of titles, especially the Europa League that we play in this year". But, if I can, I want to be part of the club with Unai Emery.

"I don't know what will happen in a couple of months, but if I can train with the guys I will, because for me it's very important".

The Arsenal fans were busy joking on Twitter that Pires was homeless and was staying at the Arsenal training grounds after the club released a video which showed gunners new signing Stephan Lichtsteiner meeting the legend when he's training when the new signing came for his photo shoot.

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