Pires: Lucho should have joined Arsenal

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Lucho Gonzalez would progress even further under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger says Arsenal 'invincible' Robert Pires.

The Frenchman was speaking ahead of last night's UEFA Champions League clash, which saw the Argentine playmaker turn out for Marseille against his former suitors.

Gonzalez came close to moving to the Emirates Stadium in the summer, as the Gunners searched high and wide for replacements following the sale of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

The 30-year-old is widely regarded as one of the most naturally gifted players in France, but after failing to impress in Ligue 1 this season, the Arsenal legend said he should have pushed for a move to north London.


"When you're under Wenger, you progress and succeed," Pires told La Provence. "He'd succeed and progress like all the players who arrived at Arsenal.

"The setting is ideal, the training centre, the participation in the Champions League.

"Tactically you work a lot, and Wenger makes you work on your qualities - he is perfect."

Wenger revealed that he had been interested in signing the South American talent on loan, but after failing to agree a deal with Marseille, Arsenal didn't consider the possibility of making a permanent offer.

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