Arsenal legend Robert Pires says his move to Indian Super League club FC Goa was inspired by Arsene Wenger.
World Cup winner Pires has stepped out of retirement after three years on the sidelines, to join FC Goa.
And he has admitted that Wenger sent him a message to go.
As quoted on the Daily Express website, he said: “He told me if you can play in India, you need to go. You love football and you have the passion, the message from Arsene Wenger for me was that you go.
“Wenger is like my second daddy. For me it was very positive to work with him in the six seasons, so when I explained this project in India he asked me not wait.”