first_imgArsenal Robert Pires backs Yacine Adli to be a success at Arsenal Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent 01:26 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Yacine Adli Paris Saint-Germain PSG Getty Images Arsenal Premier League The Gunners legend backed his compatriot to become a hit ahead of his imminent move from PSG Arsenal legend Robert Pires has backed 17-year-old Yacine Adli to become a success at the club.The French youngster is expected to join the Gunners in the coming days after rejecting a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was previously given his debut by new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery.Pires believes that Adli, who has been capped at youth level for France, faces a tough task to adapt to English football but is in the right hands under Emery, who can get the best out of him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “He’s a talented player. He has very good qualities, very fast with the ball. Sometimes he can score,” Pires said at Arsenal’s 2018/19 Puma away kit launch.“I know Unai Emery likes this player. I don’t know what’s happened the last two days, but if he joins Arsenal, I think he will be a good player for the new squad.””He’s young and it’s very difficult to leave your family, your country and find new players, new football and a new philosophy.   “It’s very difficult, very tough, that adaption. But I know Arsenal is like a family, so if he wants, he can make a success of his career at Arsenal.“Everything is new and you need to adapt. New football, new teams. So for him, if he joins, at the beginning it’s very important to learn and watch what happens on the field because you need to learn every day.”  Yacine Adli France U17Pires joined Arsenal in the summer of 2000 at the age of 27 and while Adli certainly has youth on his side, the former attacking midfielder reflected on when he first joined the club and was forced to adapt to a more physical brand of football.“When you are young and you join Arsenal, the communication with the manager is very important,” Pires said.  “My time with Arsenal at the beginning was very difficult. Adaptation is very important and it was very long for me.   “But Arsene Wenger helped me during five or six months. I learned everything in France, I grew up in France, but England is not the same football. It’s very difficult, it’s very tough, very physical.”last_img

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