Robert Pires was talking as he participated in the second episode of the second series of Hotels.com’s Dream Island.
Robert Pires has named the one position he’d like Arsenal to strengthen in the January transfer window.
Arsenal brought six new players to the club in the summer, with Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga all arriving at the Emirates.
The Gunners were the top flight’s biggest spenders in the summer, having spent around £150m on new talent – over £20m more than what Manchester United paid to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.
And former Arsenal midfielder Pires wants the north London club to continue spending in January, with an English defender at the top of his wishlist. ‘It is difficult but in January if Arsenal can spend money maybe on a defender because I think our midfield and strikers are very good players,’ Pires told Hotels.com.
‘In my opinion sign English players because we need English players in this squad because when you play in the Premier League, you need a player like this.