Emirates boss believes San Siro hero will add steel and experience to midfield and will not allow the player to move to Stamford Bridge or Eastlands.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Ac Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo to add the steel and experience he feels his side are missing.
The 31-year-old is a free agent in the summer but Wenger will face strong competition from Chelsea and Manchester City.
Wenger wants Pirlo to compete for a place with Alex Song and Abou Diaby, whilst help guide and teach youngsters Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.
Pirlo’s experience of playing the holding role allied with his exquisite passing make him an ideal Wenger signing.
The Italian international has won a World Cup, two Champions League and a Serie A title in a 16-year career.
But both Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini want to bring Pirlo to Chelsea or Manchester City respectively.
Ancelotti wants to work with Pirlo again, after their time at Milan together, but his signing will go against the Blues policy of signing youngsters.
Mancini knows all about Pirlo from his time as manager of Inter Milan, and would love to have San Siro legend to replace Patrick Vieira.Arsenal Manager Will Fight Off Chelsea And Manchester City To Sign AC Milan Ace, 9.0 out of 10 based on 6 ratings