Arsène Wenger says Robert Pires can help to educate the younger players at Arsenal.
The Gunners legend was named as an ambassador for The Arsenal Foundation last season and has been training at London Colney in recent weeks.
I feel always there is no better education than playing players at that age with top-level playersArsène Wenger
Wenger confirmed that Pires would not emulate Mathieu Flamini, who rejoined the Club in the summer, but the manager believes Pires' presence can be hugely beneficial for Arsenal's next generation of talent.
"No Robert Pires will not join us, he was born in 1973. He is still very fit and a great player and we are always happy to have him in training but he just occasionally comes in to practice," said Wenger.
"It's a great opportunity [for the young players]. He practices with the young players with the under-21 team, and I feel always there is no better education than playing players at that age with top-level players."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 30 Sep 2013