Wenger: Pires can set example
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's young players can learn from Robert Pires after the Frenchman returned to train with the team.
Pires was a key player in Wenger's 'Invincibles' title-winning side from 2003-04 and helped the Gunners win a string of trophies during his spell at the club.
The 40-year-old is currently working on his fitness at the Gunners' Hertfordshire complex and Wenger believes he is an excellent role model for the club's youngsters.
"Of course, it is a great opportunity," said Wenger.
"He practises with the young players with the under-21 team and I feel always there is no better education than playing with players at that age with top-level players."
But Wenger ruled out suggestions that Pires could rejoin the club following the recent arrival of another former Gunner Mathieu Flamini.
Thierry Henry returned to Arsenal on loan from New York Red Bulls in 2012, but Pires will not pull on the club shirt again.
"Robert Pires will not join us, he was born in 1973, but is still very fit and a great player," said Wenger.
"We are always happy to have him in training, but just occasionally comes in to practise."