The Frenchman, a World Cup victor in 1998, trains regularly with the first-team squad and feels he could help Emery launch a new era at the Emirates Stadium following Arsene Wenger's departure.
GETTY Robert Pires still regularly trains with Arsenal
"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".
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Lopetegui's playing career included a spell at Real, although he made just one appearance and was mainly loaned out to Las Palmas. They also scored 36 goals, and their form means they are one of the favourites ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation .
"I could be like a bridge between him and the players".
Arsenal need to sort out the Wilshere situation quickly and come to an agreement that sees him extend his stay with them for the foreseeable future. I know Emery likes this type of player. So the relationship between the players and me is good.
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Unai Emery has never managed a club in England so he will be hoping to get all the help he can get at his new club because the Arsenal fans are expecting alot from him so everyone will be hoping to see if the manager will accept Robert Pires to join his staff!
Pires won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups during a successful six-year spell with Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, and over the last two years he has spent a lot of time at the club's training ground, keeping fit and interacting with the players.
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For many years she was the chair of ScreenWest, the state's film development agency. "I love living in Noosa, " she said. Across the country, an array of inspiring Australians have been recognised.
Speaking at Arsenal's new kit launch, he said: "You've got to be patient and give managers a chance. It doesn't change overnight".