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Robert Pires' son is following in his famous father's footsteps.

Robert Pires' son follows in fathers footsteps by signing for Arsenal

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Arsenal have always been a family club that looks to nurture young talent wherever it can and their latest young recruit could have some Gooners dreaming of a bright future in years to come.

As an Arsenal player, Robert Pires etched his name into Gunners history with 62 goals in 189 Premier League outings for the north London club, helping Arsene Wenger's team to three league titles and two FA Cup crowns along the way.

Part of the famous Invincibles side that went unbeaten for the entirety of the 2003/04 season, securing a special place in the hearts of the club's fans for years to come.

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When he left the Emirates in 2006, many wondered whether they would ever see the like of the Frenchman at the club again.

However, there could be fresh hope on the horizon after Pires' son, Theo, put pen to paper on a contract with Arsenal.

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Taking to Instagram, Pires the elder confirmed the deal with a picture of his son alongside the caption “That's it ! Theo signed for the Arsenal Academy!!! Well done son!!!! #proud.”

But before any Arsenal fans get too excited, it's worth pointing out that Theo is only seven, so still some way from forcing his way into Arsene Wenger's plans.

We wouldn't rule out a League Cup appearance just yet though. We all know how Arsene feels about that particular cup competition.

Let's just hope he doesn't follow in the footsteps of footballer son flops like Brooklyn Beckham, Andrea Mancini and Shaqueel van Persie.

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