Arsenal Ready To Report Man City For ‘Tapping Up’ Van Persie

By on July 7, 2012

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Arsenal are set to report Manchester City to the FA for allegedly ‘tapping up’ striker Robin van Persie, according to the Sun.

The Dutchman’s time at the Emirates looks set to come to an end after he revealed on Wednesday that he was not going to renew his contract at the club. Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis are said to have called the players agent, Kees Vos, on Thursday to demand an explanation as to why their captain had announced he wanted to leave via Twitter.

Manchester City are looking to take advantage of the situation and have been strongly linked with a move for the 30-goal striker this summer.

The Sun claim Arsenal are convinced that Vos has already been in contact with City officials over a potential move to the Etihad, with Vos regularly attending matches at the Etihad as a guest of the club, and the Gunners are now mulling over lodging a formal complaint for alleged ‘tapping up’ of RVP.

Arsenal were the last club to successfully prove another team had made an illegal approach for a player, which breaks the Premier League Section K rule, when Chelsea were fined £300,000 for their part in signing Ashley Cole in 2005.

However, it’s understood that City would fight any allegations made against them as they maintain they have done nothing wrong.

Do you think City have a case to answer? Get involved in the comments section.

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50 Comments

  1. Falayi sunkanmi

    July 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    U ar all fool.

    • NickA

      July 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Tosser

  2. Tamcy

    July 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    If we must sell vp den make a god deal out of it.tell city to bring 10 million plus adam johnson,use d money to buy sesegnon.sell walcot nd vela nd use d money for m,villa,sell bendtner nd arshavin use d money for a defender,plus poldo nd giroud ,nd jack we r gud to go

  3. Damien

    July 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

    City really are the scum of English football no morals no history plastic fans all they have is a bottomless pit of money

    • Gerry

      July 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

      What an idiotic and ignorant comment!

      • Lapidarij

        July 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

        Idiots are everybody who are supporters of City and Chelsea because those clubs are no more their clubs, they changed all players, all managment and they lost their soles. Now they are crazy buyers without history and style of play. Players are there just for money.

        • Melon Man

          July 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

          “they changed all players, all managment and they lost their soles”

          Our soles?

          (say it fast enough, it’s funny, trust me).

    • Roy

      July 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Another halfwit commenting on something he knows nothing about, keep it shut if you can`t say anything constructive you moron

    • Michael

      July 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

      This is one of the most useless, senseless and ireparably senile statements i have eva read. Why anatgonize City over a rumor that is not founded? Is Aresnal not making more money than City? What harm will come to dem if dey choose to invest fully in d club and not just ploughing back their profits? Moreso, if Arenal FC feel they have have a case, by all means take it up. But don’t you go heating up d cool day with your baseless vomits

    • Feargal

      July 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      damien how very bitter are you, just keep on feeding us your star players your no longer the gunners now the gonners!

      • Original clock end gooner

        July 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        Man ****y muppet if that Arab hadn’t shown up with sadams hold you would be where you belong . At the bottom of the table . Like my fellow gooner says you have no class history or integrity . So Rvp is going to the right place . You deserve each other .

    • Martin Grayfield

      July 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Yes i am a plastic fan !! Merely supported them all my 48 years on this planet. Yes we have no history winning a cup in Europe when i was 7 the First Division FA Cups and a League cup before i was 14 clearly your right. btw First Division is now the EPL. What Damien did you say when Man Utd bought Rooney, what did you say to the club that you support about getting AOC from Southampton along with Walcott previously. Any players in your club you’ve actually trained yourself !! There are in our squad.

    • Budtheweisr

      July 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      what a croc you spout ive supported City for 35 years through thick and thin how does that make me a plastic stop being so bitter that your own club isn’t as wealthy
      and despite your claim no it isnt a bottomless pit of money get real.

      • Original clock end gooner

        July 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

        Let’s have it right. B4 Ali ba ba turned up you never had a prayer against us I remember at the old place we used to beat you time and again . City fans watch your back when visit our manner you northern monkeys.

  4. richard morgan

    July 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Well if RVP goes to city I think they need to show that they have done nothing wrong in the way they conducted the deal. Yes RVP’s agent has other stars on his books but are any of them plying their trade at city or going to ply their trade at city next season other than RVP. I don’t know if city have acted inappropriately but there are questions that need to be answered before that can be denied or confirmed as the case.

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  6. AUGUSTINE OKUBASU

    July 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Sell RVP replace him with Huntellar , then push Thomas Vermaline to play defensive midfielder role like Petit coz he can defend, n attact also he is fast then add Marcos Rues in attacking midfield . Wenger also should b able to read the game by playin Walcott then substituting him with Chambelain or vise versa n sell Ramsey n Diaby then u will see Arsenal winning trophies by telling his players when they get a chance to shoot the ball instead of too many passes in the box.Arsenal is a great club lets wish RVP the best n praise our selves we r the best n thats why other teams want our players to make Arsenal weak bt they dont succeed

  7. bold moss

    July 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    wat av city done wrong there? By signing player dat they want? Common u guys should stop deceiving ur selfs. If u are on city foot u’ll do more dan dat. So arsenal should go out there to sing de player they want to sign no one will caution dem. City sign de player they want to sign bcos they really no wat they want to achive.

  8. Karl blaise

    July 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I dnt see anytin wrong with man city bidin for vp, cos every clubs ve d access to contact 1 anoda 4 d availability of player’s . since arsenal board turn arsenal to a market square 4 orda clubs so y re foolin theirself cos of vp action. a club witout ambition u cn’t expect world class player to be there.

  9. Gunner

    July 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Without their arab sugar daddy money man c*ty would be NOTHING!

    They havent earned their success, they have bought it with money that isnt even theirs.

    They think they can just bully the rest of the league, not just Arsenal, with their sugar daddy money.

    They are like an ugly teenage american girl who wants to win a beauty pagent so they get their sugar daddy to buy them a new face and a pair of fake tits.

    They are cheating and sooner or later the rest of football is going to get sick of it and come down on them like a ton of bricks.

    Fact is outside of the two sugar daddy clubs and those that are benefitting from them (agents, ferrari dealers etc, broadcasters who think it improves their ‘product’) nobody respects Ch*lski or MANCHESTER C*ty (there are other ‘C*ty’s’ by the way, Norwich, Birmingham, Leicester etc – since the oil money came in you’d think “C*ty” were the only ones)

    • Melon Man

      July 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

      there is only one City.

      Did you used to watch Tim Lovejoy on Soccer AM before Thaksin’s money, before Sheikh Mansour came along? He called Man City “City”, because everyone knows who he’s talking about – FACT.

      If City have acted improperly, then let Arsenal report them to the authorities – otherwise it’s a crap rumour made up by the Sun, lapped up by Gullible Gooners, eager to blame City for their own club’s misfortunes and errors.

      You need to show more respect to your Champions, or we’ll stick your head down the toilet and flush it at morning break 🙂

      • Bob

        July 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

        More likely you’ll pay someone to hold his head down the toilet. 😉

        • Melon Man

          July 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

          of course, that’s what all good bullies do.

          Plus we’ll take his lunch money and shave his eyebrows off 🙂

          • Dennis

            July 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

            Just remember all good things come to an end city fans, sugar daddy’s get bored easily so what happens then? My theory is that the self sustaining clubs will take over whilst you’ll be struggling to fend off the administrators.

            • Melon Man

              July 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

              You keep on theorising Dennis, whilst we administer Chinese Burns and Purple Herbies on your puny club, and there’s nothing you can do to stop us.

              Probably.

              • Zolow

                July 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

                Puny club? Arsenal are worth $1.3bn, Manchester City aren’t worth anywhere near that. Plus, City spent over £300m on players and won their first League title in 40 odd years on goal difference in the final minutes of the season, don’t get ahead of yourself.

            • mike

              July 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

              Good things do come to a end as Arsenals recent fortunes demonstrate

              • Melon Man

                July 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

                Yes puny, we are your Champions, bow down to us weakling 🙂

              • Dennis

                July 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

                I suppose you believe letting a sugar daddy use you as his plaything and buying instant success is your perception of a ‘good thing’ hey. Enjoy it while it lasts….cos it won’t last forever. Don’t expect any sympathy from anyone when it all goes pear shaped,because it will eventually. And when that happens Us gunners shall be laughing and spitting on you from a great height.

              • Melon Man

                July 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

                Er….things already did go pear shaped for City remember?

                If you Gooners are going to laugh and spit on us when that time comes again, you won’t mind if we do it now whilst we’re your superiors will you?

                tit for tat and all that?

                You need to think things thru a bit better before posting or you’ll end up looking like a Dunce.

    • Roy

      July 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Another moron talking absolute rubbish, I won the lottery but I will keep my 10 year old Mondeo and in my 2up 2down house, the motto of the story is we will enjoy the money whilst we can, you morons can carry on winning sweet FA

    • Nico

      July 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Another clueless Arsenal fan moaning. “City would be nothing without money”. No we’d probably still be a mid table premiership club, so what? No shame in that, Ah but of course you wouldn’t get why fans follow teams that aren’t at the top would you. We’ve followed our team through thick & thin winning nothing for 35 years, you lot go 5 years without a trophy whinning & blaming everyone but yourselves then say we have no class. Muppets.

    • Feargal

      July 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      well how do you think you earn succes? ermmmmm i could swear you have to buy it! obviousley poaching kids from france doesnt win you trophies stop being a lemon sucker!

  10. Gunner

    July 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    PS Mancini has constantly been courting other players through the media for such a long time now, including RVP, telling everyone what a great player he is blah blah. They should have been done a long time ago. Look at their conduct over the Lescott and Milner signings. They think they can just bully everyone. Its time people stood up against it.

    • Melon Man

      July 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Go on then, stand up against it, you girl.

      • Dennis

        July 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Heed his advice, after all he is called melon man! This dunce gets his kicks out of calling people names and abusing them for having an opinion. If you think things were pear shaped before you haven’t seen nothing yet, you must be deluded or just plain stupid to think that your team are superior given you announced record losses of £194m and barely scraped bragging rights!I nearly pissed myself when your overpaid ‘dream team’ got turned over at the Emirates, should have been 5-0. Some superiority hey! On the flipside I bet you haven’t been this happy since you were a chelsea fan so I shan’t spoil your poxy little moment in the spotlight hey! Don’t worry its our little secret melon man.’tit for tat’ and all that. Try not to embarrass yourself anymore when you respond melon man, I shall be waiting ;).

  11. Michael. O.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

    An ingrateful b!tch lyk van persei should be sold outside d country, not within england bcos he might be used as a lethal weapon against us… I rili c a serious case concerning city tappering…. We can stil make him ours if d board and wenger makes d right decisions, by improve his contract, re structuring d club wage policy, sell some irresponsible b!thches ( ramsey, djourou, chamark, squillaci, bendtner and diaby), Buy quality in quantity, strengthen d midfield, i dnt c a champion in our midfield.. With al these, wat are we? CHAMPIONS, infact UNDISPUTED… But question, do d board and d manager have dis insight?

  12. Michael

    July 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Honestly, i do like ur perspective here. Keep it on

  13. Michael

    July 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Thr fact remains that some here are myopic cos they are Arsenal fans. But as a neutral person, if Wenger has a case, then push it or let d sleeping dog lie

  14. Alf

    July 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

    All clubs tap up players. Podolski said Mertesacker encouraged him to sign for Arsenal

  15. jk

    July 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Who gives a f**k bout city let them buy whoever they want they can only start 11 players like ne1 else. they got spanked in the champions league they won a piss poor league they beat a terrible united side, terrible chelsea side an arsenal side that lost there two best players and the worst liverpool side ever! Arsenal need mayb 3 players prob totaling 50 million to surpass city ….. max!!

    • mike

      July 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      You could be right ,and no doubt arsenal will increase ticket prices to increase revenue to buy the said 3 players needed ,but then will buy some school boy who is cheep instead and keep the money ,as that is the Arsenal way

    • Feargal

      July 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      and that terrible chelsea team won what? and that terrible rag team who almost equalled there biggest ever points haul!
      and coincidently city CL points haul would normally have taken any other club to the next round!

  16. jk

    July 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Who gives a S**t bout city let them buy whoever they want they can only start 11 players like ne1 else. they got spanked in the champions league they won a piss poor league they beat a terrible united side, terrible chelsea side an arsenal side that lost there two best players and the worst liverpool side ever! Arsenal need mayb 3 players prob totaling 50 million to surpass city ….. max!!

  17. jk

    July 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Who gives a ***k bout city let them buy whoever they want they can only start 11 players like ne1 else. they got spanked in the champions league they won a piss poor league they beat a terrible united side, terrible chelsea side an arsenal side that lost there two best players and the worst liverpool side ever! Arsenal need mayb 3 players prob totaling 50 million to surpass city ….. max!!

  18. jk

    July 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Who cares bout city let them buy whoever they want they can only start 11 players like ne1 else. they got spanked in the champions league they won a piss poor league they beat a terrible united side, terrible chelsea side an arsenal side that lost there two best players and the worst liverpool side ever! Arsenal need mayb 3 players prob totaling 50 million to surpass city ….. max!!

    • Melon Man

      July 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Methinks the lady doth protest four times too much.

      • Dennis

        July 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        Methinks you are a ballbag.

  19. cassieb

    July 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

    god you jealous jealous people – it must be sad wanting what we’ve got , if citys owners said right we’ll buy a sec prem club just theorectically , all your greasy palms would go up , you wish you had our resources but cause you dont you think its ok to blast our club , city came up from the third div with no money far before arab money came into it , but a lot of you are just bitter and jealous thats what it comes down to

    • Dennis

      July 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      They are not the clubs resources mate, hate to piss on your bonfire.

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