With two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one World Cup to his name, Robert Pires knows exactly what it takes to win trophies for club and country.
The former France forward was a key figure in our Invincibles campaign and says our success next year could hinge on the work we do behind the scenes in pre-season.
“This summer for Arsene Wenger is very important,” Pires told Arsenal Player. “In my opinion, he needs to try to extend the contracts of Alexis and Mesut Ozil. This is the first thing, and after of course you need to sign new players.
“Everything has changed because we’re not playing in the Champions League, but we must focus and look forward to the new season. The most important thing is to win the Premier League, for him, the players and the fans.
“I believe in Arsene Wenger, I believe in this squad, I believe in the young players like Alex Iwobi and Hector Bellerin. When I see the name on the paper or the squad, it’s very good.
“Some players can play at a very high level and play for the national team. Maybe Arsene Wenger [would like] two or three more players but the stability is here because he’s extended his contract.”