It was not very long ago that the former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires was talking about the need for Arsene Wenger to spend a lot of money on new players if the Gunners were to have any chance of claiming the next Premier League title, as reported by Sky Sports.
Despite still being close to his former manager Arsene Wenger, the former Gunner who now spends a lot of time behind the scenes with Arsenal was clear about the fact that last season was a bitter pill for him, the fans and everyone connected to the club, despite a fine performance against Chelsea at Wembley that made Wenger and Arsenal the record FA cup winning manager and club respectively.
The latest comments from Pires though, reported on the Arsenal website, are much more upbeat and confident about the future prospects of glory for the Gunners and even though we have since secured the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a lot of money, I am fairly sure that the Frenchman was thinking of more than just one striker signing when he said the boss had a lot of work to do.
So what has changed his mind do you think? Is Piores aware that Arsenal will still have Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the team next season? Does he know that Wenger has more big transfer plans in the pipeline?