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Van Persie Opens The Door To Champions Move?

Van Persie Opens The Door To Champions Move?

Arsenal and Holland talisman Robin Van Persie has announced via his personal website that he will not sign a new contract with the North London club...

Manchester City have long been linked with the 28 year old Premier League hotshot and scrutiny over the English Champions raiding The Arsenal for another star player will only intensify following Van Persie's stunning statement. Here is an extract:

'I personally have had a great season but my goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to it's glory days...Out of my huge respect for Mr Wenger, the players and the fans I don't want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal should move forward. I've thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract...'

As City's stock has steadily risen, Kolo Touré, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri have all left Arsenal for The Citizens who continue to scale the dizzying heights of realising the FA Cup, The Premier League title and Champions League football under the cunning leadership of Roberto Mancini.

The vastly experienced Van Persie could well be the next and has a Tévez-Agueroesque strike rate. The Dutchman has scored a whopping 132 Arsenal goals in 281 appearances since signing from Feyenoord 8 years ago.

Arsenal have responded by announcing that they expect the player to play out one final season at The Emirates:

"We have to respect Robin's decision not to renew his contract. Robin has one year to run on his current contract and we are confident that he will fulfil his commitments to the Club. We are planning with ambition and confidence for next season with Arsenal's best interests in mind."

What could or should happen next? Have your say here on VMC.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday July 4 2012
Time: 9:59PM


Time for him to step out of your reserve side and into the first team then, nice work.
spu 4 life
05/07/2012 10:47:00
Not entirely certain he's what we need spu 4 life. Great player, certainly, but we already have 4 more than capable forwards on our books - we'd have to sell at least one of them to accomodate RVP (Would be happy to see the back of Tevez!), and that still doesn't leave room for the return of John Guidetti. Really not bothered if we sign him or not.
05/07/2012 11:19:00
Please bid and give us a nice 20 mi in return.
05/07/2012 16:15:00
We now regard Arsenal as our nursery side but trouble is afte RVP the production line looks a bit bare as they are so mean they cannot attract good raw material these days. At least their board is getting rich.... Thank goodness we don't have them or the Glazers as owners and instead have the good Sheikh.
06/07/2012 09:45:00
Lol pull that bristly old tongue out ofmanwh0res starfish you coffin dodging geriatric crawlybumlick, or does ws stand for w**ks sheikhs?
06/07/2012 21:26:00
isnt it nice to see Nikol********* getting an education and learning some new swear words? cor next we may common sense out of him, and not the usual drivel, but dont hold your breath.....
06/07/2012 23:56:00
You have to say Arsenal fans are in the main a miserable and foul mouthed lot .... judge for yourselves in the case of nikolaijns above.
07/07/2012 00:09:00
You'll have to forgive Nikolaijns, he's blinded by his own sense of self-importance. Come to think of it, that's pretty typical of Arsenal fans.
07/07/2012 01:41:00
do we really need or Want Van Persie at City? i dont, i think the strike force we already have is much better,and would we buy him just cos we can, and to stop him going to the Rags? something that happened with SWP to Chelsea and stop Arsenal getting him....... i hope i'm wrong but......
08/07/2012 20:44:00
Maybe we should let Arsenal keep him as they are so pathetic at the moment ... a whinging manager, whinging fans and a whinging Chairman ............... and once they used to be good ... Herbert Chapman in the 1930's.
09/07/2012 00:17:00
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