Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires is keen for Arsene Wenger to return to football management.

Pires, who achieved legendary status at Arsenal under the guidance of the 68-year-old, spoke about the Frenchman in an interview monitored on fourfourtwo.

The 1998 World Cup winner was reacting to the news that Arsene Wenger will return to management in the New Year as confirmed by the man himself.

Robert Pires further revealed that the footballing world needs people like Wenger.

The former Monaco and Grampus Eight boss ended his 22-year reign as Arsenal manager at the end of last season after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup titles.

Spanish tactician Unai Emery was named as his replacement in the summer after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.

The former Valencia and Sevilla manager began his Gunners reign with two straight defeats in the Premier League.

Arsenal recovered from the aforementioned defeats to secure nine successive victories in all competitions, including six Premier League wins, two Europa League victories and a Carabao Cup win against Championship side and London rivals Brentford.

Arsenal could win ten games on the bounce under his guidance when they host Leicester City in a Premier League outing on Monday night.

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