When Arsene Wenger brought Robert Pires to Arsenal in summer 2000, he was a good footballer on the cusp of greatness.
After a slow first season, his second was astonishing.
He was key a player in Arsenal's double-winning year until serious injury curtailed the glorious performances that won him the "Football Writers' Player of the Year" award, putting an end to his World Cup dreams.
Pires always wanted to be a professional footballer.
After announcing his intention at the age of eight, he finally achieved his goal when he went to play for Rheims in 1991.
Since then, his career has taken him to Metz, Marseilles, Arsenal and onto the world stage with Les Blues.
In this autobiography, Pires tells how he turned his dreams of playing football for a living into reality; the sacrifices he made; the injuries he has had to endure; the rewards and demand of playing in the Premiership; and how his time with Arsene Wenger and Arsenal has transformed him.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, ports. (chiefly col.)
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/02/2003
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9780224069809