Arsenal fans react on Twitter as Robert Pires announces his retirement

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Pires really was a great player, wasn't he?

When you think of some of the best wingers to have ever graced the Premier League there are a few names that come to mind: David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs.

However, there was one winger who added a certain je ne sais quoi to the Premier League with his fast feet, great dribbling and eye for a goal... former Arsenal and French international Robert Pires.

Bobby signed for the Gunners back in 2000 for £6 million from Marseille but with the pressure of having to replace Marc Overmars and getting use to how physical the Premier League was, the Frenchman struggled.

But thankfully he managed to find some form and ended up becoming blooming brilliant, winning two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a runners-up Champions League medal.

Despite leaving the Gunners almost a decade ago, Pires still holds a fond place in Arsenal fans' hearts but you'll be surprised to know that he's only just retired!

When the 42-year-old made the announcement earlier today, Gunners fans took to social media to share their thoughts on Bobby: 

 

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