My favourite match: Robert Pires

17 Feb 2018

Arsenal legend recalls White Hart Lane atmosphere in picking 5-4 win over Spurs as best match of 10,000

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To celebrate Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United being the 10,000th Premier League match, we asked past players to name their favourite.

Robert Pires

It is the stuff of dreams to hit the winner in a nine-goal thriller against your local rivals.

Robert Pires did exactly that in a remarkable north London derby in November 2004.

The Frenchman scored Arsenal’s fifth goal as Arsenal won 5-4 away against Tottenham Hotspur.

“Of course if you have the possibility to score then it’s a good moment, but the best moment is when you win the game against Spurs,” says Pires.

“This is always a special memory because the ambience and atmosphere is very special at White Hart Lane. When we won the derby it was a magic moment.”

Also in this series

Part 1: My favourite match - Phil Neville
Part 2: My favourite match - Paul Robinson
Part 4: My favourite match - Owen Hargreaves
Part 5: My favourite match - Dion Dublin
Part 6: My favourite match - Matt Holland
Part 7: My favourite match - Shay Given
Part 8: My favourite match: Chris Kirkland
Part 9: My favourite match - Joleon Lescott
Part 10: My favourite match - Fowler, Owen and Hutchison
Part 11: My favourite match - Alan Pardew

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