Former players back Gunners for success

There’s no doubt that this summer has been hugely eventful for Arsenal fans and while the club have lost key players, they have at least put together a positive recruitment policy. Following on from such activity, former players Robert Pires and Eduardo have given their take on the situation with both seemingly optimistic about the future at the Emirates Stadium.

In the case of Pires, it appears as though the Frenchman was pivotal as Santi Cazorla completed his move from Malaga. The 38-year-old claims that he spoke to the player before signed and was quick to persuade him to make the switch. Pires said, “Santi called me when the offer from the club arrived and I told him it was the perfect club for him. The way the team plays will suit him perfectly and he is the kind of player Arsene loves too. He has a very good mentality and is a real team player. He will need a bit of time to settle but I’m convinced he will adapt very quickly and will be a great signing for Arsenal.”

As for Eduardo, he has certainly been slightly more reserved with his comments. The 29-year-old firstly criticised the club for cashing in on Robin Van Persie and Alex Song, describing the sales as “big mistakes”. However, he also told BBC Sport that he thought the Gunners would eventually get over these departures, saying, “It’s a big mistake to sell them – they were the most important players last season. But they have other quality players to stay as a big club at the top. But Arsenal still have a good team and I’m confident they will do well.”

Following on from the recent sale of Song, Gunners supporters are bracing themselves for Arsene Wenger to complete a new signing with Nuri Sahin still widely tipped to join.

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