Reports have come out and revealed that Arsenal legend Robert Pires admits chatting with Arsene Wenger before moving to the Hero Indian Super League.
The Gunners legend made the shock decision to make a move to FC Goa and continue his playing career.
And he has admitted that he spoke to Wenger about making the big decision.
He tols Pa Sport:
“Arsene Wenger is a very important person in my life.
“When the offer from ISL came forward I consulted with him, I explained to him the concept. He very positively said, ‘Robert, go. If you are confident to play don’t wait. You need to go’.
“The job of a manager is very difficult. It’s a tough job. At this point of time I don’t think I’m ready to take up that role, maybe later sometime I might.
“Football is my passion and I can still play, so I decided to come back to playing football.
“If you have the passion, you need to play. Whether it’s Arsenal or FC Goa, I am always up for a challenge.”