Arsenal boss Wenger: I would sign Pires if we needed him

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would not hesitate dealing in Robert Pires.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would not hesitate dealing in Robert Pires.

The Gunners re-signed Sol Campbell for a second time back in January but Wenger says the situation with Pires is different.

“If we were short, I would sign Pires. But we are not short on the offensive side, so we do not need [anyone] in that department,” Wenger told arsenal.com.

“That was clear between him and me at the start. We help the players who have played for us, but we have plenty of players on the offensive and creative side.

“[We signed Sol Campbell] because we were short [in defence].”