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Robert Pires wants to commit his future to Arsenal and sign a new deal. The 31-year-old has just over a year left on his current deal at Highbury but he is now looking to extend that further. The Gunners have never been keen on handing huge deals to players in their 30s and a two-year offer is likely to be the best the Frenchman can expect.
Arsenal Wenger has warned Robert Pires he will not be offered a long-term deal to extend his stay at Arsenal. Pires has just one more season left on his current deal and has made it clear he wants to pen a new one. The former Marseille star is believed to be looking for an extended contract to see him end his playing days at Highbury, but Wenger insists he will only be offered a year-to-year deal - as has been the case with Dennis Bergkamp.
Robert Pires admits he would be open to a switch to Lyon as he waits to resolve his Arsenal future. The gifted midfielder is out of contract at the end of next season and there have yet to be any talks regarding any extension. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that, if Pires wants to stay at Highbury, he will have to accept just a one-year extension. Pires is willing to remain in North London but the 32-year-old is not ruling out the possibility of leaving Arsenal in the summer.
Barcelona have refused to comment on speculation linking them with a summer swoop for Arsenal star Robert Pires.
The French winger has just one more year left on his current contract at Highbury and has been warned he will only be offered yearly deals when that expires.
Although Pires insists he is keen to remain at Highbury, The Gunners' refusal to hand him an extended deal has led to speculation he could move on in search of a more attractive proposal.