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Arsenal legend Pires issues passionate ‘Thank You,’ to Arsene Wenger

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has moved to thank former boss Arsene Wenger for his contribution to the club and the Premier League.

Wenger stepped down from his role as Arsenal boss at the end of last season, bringing an end to a tenure which lasted 22 seasons and saw the Gunners win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

Pires, who was part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ side that went unbeaten through the 2003/04 season, praised Wenger’s impact on English football whilst also spoke of a ‘revolution’ that is now beginning at The Emirates.

‘The most important thing is to say: thank you very much for everything during 22 seasons. Thank you, because I think Arsene changed something in the Premier League. He brought many foreign players, especially the French, and after that he built the new stadium, so this point is important: Arsene, thank you.’ Pires told inews.

‘But I think the sensation [of supporting Arsenal] now is not so different, because when we talk about watching Arsenal it is very important at the end of the season to win something.

‘I think this squad, they can lift one of the main trophies and this is the new objective. We have changed the manager, we have changed the CEO [Ivan Gazidis], so I think it’s like a revolution inside Arsenal. Maybe sometimes you need that.’

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