Robert Pires sends message to the next Arsenal manager

Robert Pires admits he would jump at the chance to work on the coaching staff at Arsenal

Robert Pires
Arsenal legend Robert Pires Photo: Tag Heuer

Robert Pires has admitted that he would jump at the chance to work on the coaching staff of the new manager at Arsenal.

The Gunners are currently on the lookout for a new boss after Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of the season after almost 22 years at the helm.

Mikel Arteta is currently believed to be the front-runner to take over at The Emirates, with the Gunners believed to be keen to make an appointment before the start of the World Cup next month.

Pires has been regularly pictured at the Arsenal training ground in recent seasons as he looked to learn from Wenger during his final few years in charge.

And the former midfielder has admitted that he would love to be involved in the coaching set-up at The Emirates if the chance were to arise.

Speaking in an interview with the Mirror Football podcast, Pires said: “If the next manager wants my help, I will say yes.

“I want to help Arsenal and I want to help the new manager. I want to be on the staff. I think I can help.”

Arsenal ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table after another disappointing campaign for the north London side.

The Gunners have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph back in 2003-04, when Pires was still playing for the north London side.

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