Arsenal - First Villarreal, Now Benfica
UK time is: 02:12:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

First Villarreal, Now Benfica

After admitting that he has been in discussions with Villarreal, Robert Pires now says he is having talks with Man Utd & Liverpool slayers, Benfica.

Pires is still holding out for a two year extension but Arsene Wenger is holding true to his 'one year for over thirties' policy.

So Pires is looking elsewhere.

'I can confirm negotiations with Benfica,' Pires told Portuguese television. 'I like Benfica very much, my family are Benfica supporters and some of my family still live in Queluz.'

Pires has been a great goal scorer for the club and I would hold no grudges towards the player should he leave, he's earned it afterall!

Chelsea v ManU

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 27 2006

Time: 2:19PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
He should stick with Italy or Spain. He'll be a hero the way he can fall without being eouched. Good riddance cheat !!!
Report Abuse
27/04/2006 16:05:00

You're not still harping on about that dive for the penalty are you?? That was ages ago ;)
Report Abuse
27/04/2006 16:16:00

Whats pires problem can`t he take that u can only add 1 year on ur contratct.
Report Abuse
27/04/2006 17:40:00

Yeah, and if Bergkamp can accept it, then Pires should also, he is a great player and Wenger will play him which should be good enough for him, looks like he is going to go though as we aren’t going to change the contract, and neither is he. Nevertheless he is important though Reyes can replace him (even though the sun said Reyes wants to play in Spain again).
Report Abuse
27/04/2006 20:04:00

your team has benefited by the influx of youth into it, get rid of pires and go with youth
Report Abuse
30/04/2006 23:15:00

I don't think Wenger really wants him to stay next season. We have Reyes, Hleb, Ljungberg and the likes of Walcott and Smith emerging. If Pires isn't really committed to the cause, let him go.
Report Abuse
01/05/2006 11:41:00

Quite correct pity. If their hearts not in it, then let them go. I'm not harping back rocky, just saying what 95% of people who watch the premiership think mate.
Report Abuse
01/05/2006 17:34:00

After seeing pires play against sunderland, i can't understand why we are even offering a one-year deal!
Report Abuse
03/05/2006 20:13:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

The Arsenal Injury Table..Updated (Friday November 27 2015)

Infographic - Most Fouled....Sánchez (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Preview Arsenal vs Zagreb (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 25
2. Galway Gooner 18
3. 0716389009 16
4. Wyn Mills 6
5. Afcdc 4
6. Guyfox 2
7. phreddy 2
8. Nwankwo25 2
9. Pat Rick 1
10. Will-i-am10 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 13 8 4 1 8 28
2. Man Utd 13 8 3 2 10 27
3. Man City 13 8 2 3 14 26
4. Arsenal 13 8 2 3 12 26
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 8 20

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Analysis - Possible Formations - Liverpool vs Swansea City
» Swansea : 27/11/2015 22:37:01
Liverpool: Latest Sturridge Setback Not Serious
» Liverpool : 27/11/2015 21:17:00
Pulis Previews West Ham Clash
» WBA : 27/11/2015 19:27:01
Liverpool: Klopp 'Very Happy' With Europa Progress
» Liverpool : 27/11/2015 19:21:01
Flores & Deeney Talk Villa
» Watford : 27/11/2015 19:17:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Dinamo Zagreb
Suggested By:  
Cech 5%
Bellerin 0%
Kos 0%
BFG 0%
Monreal 3%
Flamini 0%
Cazorla 0%
Campbell 3%
Ozil 58%
Sanchez 31%
Giroud 0%
Debuchy 0%
Rambo 0%
Chambers 0%