Top 5 Arsenal players who flourished under Arsene Wenger
20 consecutive years in the Champions League, 3 Premier League trophies, 7 FA Cups, and 7 Community Shields are the honours won by the outgoing Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, during a 22-year spell at the London club.
A new style, vision, and approach were brought to the English top flight in 1996 by the Frenchman nicknamed Le Professeur. Wenger immediately crafted an Arsenal side that challenged for trophies. However, as his career went on, the change of stadiums affected both the club and the manager.
After 22 years of service, the Frenchman decided to call time on his career with the club. We take a look at five players who flourished under the Frenchman during his reign as Arsenal manager.
#5 Robert Pires
French winger Robert Pires arrived on English shores in the summer of 2000, having played a part in France's World Cup and European Championship successes of 1998 and 2000.
Pires joined the Gunners with ambition and a serial winner's attitude. Despite a lengthy injury spell to his start at the club, he maintained his form over a six-year spell at the club which saw him score 84 goals, some of them very memorable, as he played his part in one of the most successful periods in Arsenal's history.
A tricky right-footed left winger, Pires had a quick turn, pace, vision and on the ball ability. The Frenchman delighted audiences in England and struck up one of the most lethal attacking combinations with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
Pires enjoyed a fruitful spell at the club and is still connected to the London club in an ambassadorial role.