Anyone who follows the comings and goings of Arsenal Football Club will know that the former Gunner Robert Pires is still fairly close to his fellow countryman Arsene Wenger. After hanging up his playing boots recently, Pires seems to spend most of his time behind the scenes at Arsenal, coaching and generally helping out.
So I am sure that he will have plenty of chances to tell our manager the four things he needs to do to help Arsenal to bounce back from the disappointment of last season and finally add another Premier League title to the trophy room.
But for those of us not in such close contact, the Frenchman’s ideas are being reported by The Mirror, so what could these four simple steps to success be I wonder.
Pires said, ““The most important thing is to keep Sanchez and Ozil — and if they buy Lacazette and Mbappe.
“Arsenal can do both. They can extend the contracts of Sanchez and Ozil, and why not buy two or three players?
“If Arsene buys some players, they can lift the Premier League trophy. To buy some players, you need to spend a lot of money — and why not? The first objective is to lift a trophy at the end of the season.
“Mbappe is a great player who has good potential.
“Of course he is very expensive but now in the UK anything is possible. Lacazette is a great player.”
So there you go Arsene, splash the cash on the two French forwards and do whatever it takes to get Ozil and Alexis to keep playing for Arsenal. But which, if any, of these things do you think will actually happen?