Arsenal’s North London derby specialist Pires joins training for Spurs clash

first_imgARSENAL legend Robert Pires joined in a training session with the current crop of stars ahead of the North London derby against Spurs.And the players would have been sensible to listen to what the French star had to say.5 Robert Pires, pictured here with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, dropped into Arsenal training ahead of the North London derbyCredit: Getty5 Injured duo Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney were in good spirits as they step up their comebacksCredit: GettyThat’s because Pires has the impressive record of only featuring in ONE defeat out of 13 when playing for Arsenal against their great rivals.During his six-season spell from 2000, Pires played in 12 games, winning five, drawing six and losing the once.The Gunners’ club ambassador impressively scored eight goals in these games and bagged one assist.Pires also played against Spurs once in the FA Cup, winning that won and also scoring.PIRES’ BRILLIANT RECORDHaving the 45-year-old at the club’s training ground at London Colney will hopefully bring some positive energy to the squad for their crunch clash.And there was some positive sights during the session concerning some of the injured stars.Hector Bellerin and summer-signing from Celtic Kieran Tierney were in great spirits as they step up their comeback from injury.While the North London derby will prove too soon, boss Unai Emery could ease them back in for during the month.5PETIT NOT TOO IMPRESSEDBut one former Arsenal star has not been too impressed with what he has seen some far this season.And Emmanuel Petit has even slammed Gunners boss Unai Emery who he thinks still has much to prove in the Emirates hotseat.Speaking to The Mirror: “I’ve not been impressed with what I’ve seen from Unai Emery in Arsenal ’s opening games of this season.“I’ve watched every Arsenal match in ­2019-20, though they’re definitely better than last year. They’ve done a good job in the transfer market, but they have requirements in defence, which has been the case for years now.”We saw evidence of that against Liverpool where they were poor and short on confidence.Latest Arsenal NewsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’5“There was a lack of ­communication, bad ­movement, bad tactics ­sometimes and a shortage of cover for the defence.”So far with Emery, I have the feeling that he’s still looking for his team.“He’s still looking for his system and he’s still looking for his first XI.”5 Arsenal fans will be hoping their heroes are up for the battle when they take on fierce rivals SpursCredit: Gettylast_img

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