Could Robin Van Persie be the next player to join the Arsenal exodus? With the 28- year-old Dutch striker’s future in the balance, further speculation has increased that he could be leaving the Emirates to join ex-teammates Nasri, Toure and Clichy at the Etihad Stadium.
Following key departures of friends and team mates, Van Persie looks set to be the latest player to leave the club. It would come as a mighty blow for Arsenal and Wenger having already witnessed City snapping up 4 Arsenal players in recent seasons. Currently Van Persie is a veteran compared to the rest of the squad and in all honesty Wenger’s last hope. If he were to leave it would surely end Wenger’s reign and would totally send out mixed signals amongst players and fans.
Speaking ahead of his match with Holland, the Dutch international stated he would like to remain in the Premiership would he leave the Emirates alerting the likes of City and United. “I think the Premiership is still the best league in the world, it gives me everything I want.”
If he were to move to the north and stay in the Premiership it would make the transfer taste that much more bitter for Arsenal fans.
Back in February Van Persie stated “The bottom line is that I want to win trophies with Arsenal, not with anybody else. I know you can win trophies in many countries and in many ways, but I want to do that in our way and in an Arsenal shirt.
“I’m sure I could win things at another team in another country, but would it feel like our trophy, my trophy? I’m not sure it would. Anything we win here will come from the heart and that’s what I want.”
In Van Persie’s defence we all say something that at the time felt so real, but as time goes on we do come to later regret the things we say. Van Persie is no different; he like the rest of us expressed his feelings at a time when he felt very passionate about the club. Know one can predict what happens in the future, and where life takes us, but for Van Persie he has finally come to terms that things are not right here, unless drastic changes are to be made.
I think we expect players that we love to always be happy and when they come out showing a little bit of annoyance and frustration we come out attacking them instead of actually taking time to think what made the player feel like that in the first place. Van Persie conceded “When I came to Arsenal we immediately beat City. But in recent years much has happened in England.”