Robert Pires claims Arsene Wenger convinced him out of retirement

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed that Arsene Wenger convinced him to come out of retirement and play in the new Indian Super League. (The Mirror)

The Gunners 'Invincible' has dusted off his boots after three years on the sidelines to join FC Goa - despite after reaching his 40the birthday earlier this year.

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Pires says that Wenger is like his "second daddy" because of the instrumental part he played in his career, after enjoying six successful seasons under him in north London.

Arsenal fans will be delighted to hear the World Cup winner speaking so positively about his fellow Frenchman, who still has the passion, determination and drive to bring more titles to the Emirates Stadium.

The nine-year trophy drought was ended when Arsenal won the FA Cup in May, and they'll be hoping to add to that with more silverware this season.

Arsenal gossip:

Former Everton defender Joseph Yobo has denied that Arsenal are interested in signing him but believes Arsene Wenger is an admirer. (Daily Star)

The 34-year-old free agent has been linked with a possible move to the Emirates as the Gunners boss seeks cover in central defence. However, he looks unlikely to make a return to the Premier League.

Arsenal plan to open talks with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot when the transfer window re-opens in January. (London Metro)

The 19-year-old will be free to speak to foreign clubs in the New Year as he enters the final months of his contract, but could make the Emirates Stadium switch at the turn of the year if the Gunners are willing to meet his £5.6 million valuation.

Arsene Wenger admits he may look to solve a defensive midfield problem at Arsenal by utilising fit-again Frenchman Abou Diaby. (Daily Mail)

Diaby made another comeback for the club in the Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton on Tuesday, playing in a deeper role - one that the Gunners boss feels the player is well-suited to.

Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs monitoring goalkeeper Mile Svilar, according to the teen talent's father, Ratko. (Daily Express)

The 15-year-old stopper - currently on the books at Anderlecht - is tipped for a bright future in the game, and is being watched closely by Arsene Wenger.

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