25 May 2006

Robert Pires - Arsenal Midfielder (2000-2006)

Its official, Pires has signed for Villarreal FC after 6 wonderful years at Highbury. It was great seeing him comeback after that horrific knee injury he sustained in 2002.

So we will not be seeing the ‘Penguin Shuffle’ at Emirates next season, eya! Anyhow, here’s wishing Bobby all the best in Spain.

(Pires celebrating his last goal for Arsenal)

Pires joins Villarreal arsenal.com
Pires signs on at Villarreal soccernet.com
Balanced, twinkle-toed and beautiful to watch arsenal.com
Pires at Arsenal (in pictures) arsenal.com

In related news, Sol Campbell will decide on his future at Arsenal after the World cup, while Ashley Cole has hinted that he might be staying on.


Helge √Örsvoll said...

Pires is the best midfielder in his position (left) through the history og Arsenal!

See my blog for today!

Morountodun said...

I think Cole should shove off meself. He seemed reluctant to play for the team all season (yeah, yeah he had an injury) only coming back to play in the Champions league final and being part of the defensive unit that conceeded two goals. Flamini deputised more than adequately for him. I think Wenger was too sentimental in the final including Cole and Campbell in the first team when he should have retained the defensive unit (Senderos and Flamini, Toure and Eboue) that kept the clean sheet throughout most of the tournament...

adefunke said...

Maybe there is a minimum number of games a player must play in CL in order to qualify to receive a medal, and fielding Cole and Campbell will ensure they were awarded medals ...