"For Arsenal, it was very important to find a good manager, especially after Wenger", Pires continued.
"This is effectively a 3-4-3 so if he was to play he would be on one of the flanks and I don't think that gets the best out of him".
"I think there's been a change in mentality from last season when he thought he was just a squad player", Scott said.
"With Arsene, they became an attacking team, with players who were good on the ball". In midfield, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka will be preferred to start, with Matteo Guendouzi set to remain on the bench.
"In the cup competitions we want to maintain our place in the Europa League and we're on a good run in the Carabao Cup and have a good game against Spurs coming up".
The Gunners have failed to qualify for Europe's elite club competition for two seasons in a row having finished sixth and fifth respectively in their last two league campaigns. "We came to an Arsenal that hadn't beaten any of the Top 6, and while we still haven't done so yet, they also struggled to win away from home at all, and we have already improved in that area". The process with him is that in this worldwide break, it is to finish training with us every day to start playing, little by little. But Sunday is another test, and a big test against a team that are behind us.
Bought for a combined total of a little more than £5m, the triumvirate of Wilson-Fraser-King have scored 13 goals and laid on 12 assists in 33 league appearances between them this season, playing a part in a goal or an assist every 114 minutes on average. I am delighted with the treatment of the club in all areas, but I want them to be demanding of me because I will then push the club forward. Kolasinac has come in for most of the criticism, while Petr Cech has been replaced by Bernd Leo in goal.