Pires: Bergy & ZZ better than Thierry
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has named the two best players he ever played with – and neither of them are Thierry Henry.
But when asked by L’Equipe to name the best he lined up with, Pires picked two different modern-day greats.
Pires, 48, said: “With both, I have improved enormously.
“It is not enough to copy them, it is impossible – but to observe, to learn.
“When I arrived in 2000 (at Arsenal), Dennis said to me, ‘The most important thing is the first control.
“He said, ‘it puts you in a good mood, but if you miss it, you will be disturbed’.
“He didn’t talk much. Zizou either. Both were class.”
Playing alongside Bergkamp and Henry, Pires helped Arsenal win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.