Pires, needs no introduction to the Arsenal faithful, where he won three FA Cups and two Premier League titles, including becoming a part of the ‘Invincibles’ – the club’s unbeaten season of 03/04.

In this interview, Pires discusses about his wish of one day becoming a sporting director of Arsenal football club. He talks about his fondness and close relationship with players.

“Yes, that is my objective,” Pires said when asked the question.

“I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I need to talk about it with the owners and Arsene Wenger. I’d love this job; I love to talk with the players.

“If I’m given this job one day, I can stay in contact with football, especially with Arsenal.

“I have a good relationship with the manager, that’s important. I can work with the players, I can give advice to the young players, so we can find a good relationship between me and the players.

“I’m lucky because I’m still training with the first team sometimes. I maintain a good relation with the players and manager Arsene Wenger.

“For the moment, management is not in my plans. Thierry, Patrick and Freddie Ljungberg have a very good future as managers. But it’s not for me, at least at the moment because I don’t have a (coaching) license.

“Maybe, one day. But at the moment, I’m an ambassador for the club. This is a good job. There isn’t too much pressure. I’m enjoying my new life.”