25 May 2006

Robert Pires to Villarreal

After six years with the Gunners, Robert has decided to end his career with a move to Villarreal FC who offered the Frenchman a 2 year deal. Pires, who is out of contract next month, had hoped to negotiate a two year deal with Arsenal, who have a policy of a 1 year contract for players who are in their 30s.

I have really enjoyed watching Robert Pires play at Highbury and was disappointed for him that his last match in the Champion League's final was cut short to make way for the Almunia when Jens Lehmann was shown the red card. He will be missed ... Read Pires joins Villarreal after six-year stay on the Arsenal website.

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