By Chris Harris

If Robert Pires ever needs a new agent, he could do a lot worse than Arsène Wenger.

The former Gunner has been training with his old team at London Colney in a bid to build up his fitness following his summer release from Villarreal.

And although Wenger has no plans to re-sign Pires, that did not stop him from advertising the 36-year-old’s enduring qualities to the rest of the Premier League - halfway through his pre-match press conference.

“He’s getting fit because he’s looking for a club,” explained Wenger.

“And I take advantage of that moment to say to many clubs that we are not in the need to sign a player in his position, but he is in very good shape.”

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18 Oct 2010