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Arsenal Legend Wants To Return To Club In Shock Role

Arsenal Legend Wants To Return To Club In Shock Role

Legendary Arsenal winger Robert Pires has outlined his desire to return to the North London club and to become a sporting director.

As Wenger celebrates his 20th anniversary, one of his many starring Frenchman has paid tribute to the boss while wanting to take up a position at the club, and something which Arsene is aware of. Speaking to L'Equipe, the 42-year-old addressed a potential future role;

"In 2011, when I came back to London after Aston Villa, I want to give back to Arsenal everything it gave me. I'm not rancorous!"

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"I become ambassador at the club. The next step would be to become a sporting director, that's what I want and Arsene knows it."

Continuing to add by saying he's thankful for letting him train with the first-team squad; "But what he is doing today for me, letting me train with the first team every morning, it's unique in Europe and I'm so thankful to him for that."

Wenger has come under criticism for failing to offer past legends jobs within the club as ex-Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Petit claimed teammate Patrick Viera was "sickened" by his attitude towards the clubs former players.

But could Pires be in line for a return as sporting director?

Topics: Robert Pires, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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