Pires: Arsenal midfielder target 'very rare'

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed his admiration for Lille playmaker Eden Hazard - a known target for the north London club.

Hazard is regarded as one of the finest young talents currently operating in European football, and has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Arsenal have also been keeping a close eye on the progress of the 20-year-old, with Arsene Wenger reported to be considering a substantial bid for Hazard's services in January.

And, amid suggestions Hazard could be signed by Arsenal to replace Samir Nasir, Pires as given the Belgian his seal of approval.


He said: "His instinctive nature and willingness to constantly disrupt the opposing defence is very rare to find at this level."

Pires spent six years as an Arsenal player, after moving to Highbury from Marseille in 2006.

The Frenchman won two league titles and three FA Cups during his time with a club, before joining Villarreal on a free transfer.

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