Robert Pires hopes Unai Emery will let him stay involved with Arsenal

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Robert Pires hopes Unai Emery will let him stay involved with Arsenal

The Gunners have appointed Spanish head coach Unai Emery as their new manager after Arsene Wenger stood down following 22 years in charge. "The last two seasons I was training with the first-team because I still have a good relationship with Arsène", he told Arseblog News.

"He has very good quality, he's very fast with the ball".

"And I respect the players, I was an ex-player". I keep fit, sometimes I can give some advice to the players.

The 26-year-old's current deal at the Gunners expires later this summer and it still appears to be seen as to whether the playmaker plans on extending his stay at the Emirates under new coach Unai Emery.

Adli operates as a wide man and from central attacking midfield
Adli operates as a wide man and from central attacking midfield

"I don't know what will happen in a couple of months, but if I can train with the guys I will, because for me it's very important". I will ask. If he says no, no problem. "So I just hope he does get time, I'm sure he will because this has been a massive decision for Arsenal, as a club, to get the right man in".

Former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann could also be set to take a coaching role, and Pires believes that it's crucial to have that sort of experience on board. "Coaching? No. For the moment it's very hard, very tough". Because I know the players. The fans, the media put the pressure on, the sponsors, the CEO, the owner.

Unai Emery has never managed a club in England so he will be hoping to get all the help he can get at his new club because the Arsenal fans are expecting alot from him so everyone will be hoping to see if the manager will accept Robert Pires to join his staff! "But for the moment, no".

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