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Dutch Legend Tells Van Persie – Chelsea & City Will Never Have Arsenal’s Class

Marco van Basten believes Robin van Persie should spurn the advances of Chelsea and Man City and remain at Arsenal.

Both City and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Van Persie, who has refused to discuss a new deal at Arsenal until the end of the season.

With just over 18 months to run on his current deal speculation has linked the Dutch forward with a move away from the club. However, Van Basten believes Arsenal is the perfect club for the Dutchman to be at and claims neither City or Chelsea have the class or style of the Gunners. He told the Sunday Mirror:

“Robin must not leave Arsenal. You can’t compare my situation at Ajax. The big difference is that Robin is ­already at a big club.

“Robin has been in London for six years. He can’t help it that ­Arsenal have won ­nothing in that time.

“So much has changed in those six years in the Premier League. Chelsea have become a big club and have massive ­financial resources.

“Manchester City have ­become a big force and are richer than any other club.

“Manchester United and ­Liverpool have American owners. The amount of money which is flowing to these clubs for transfers is unbelievable. Arsenal operate differently. I admire that.

“And I still think Arsenal are the most beautiful club in ­England. At Man City and Chelsea, they will never have that class and style.

“Arsenal have the most ­amazing stadium, they have a style of play, they have a ­beautiful shirt – in every way I consider Arsenal as the ­ultimate football club.

“It is the club where Robin belongs.’’



  1. Monica

    November 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Having an amazing stadium and beautiful shirts is not what is important for any club. The main issue is a trophy, something that may not happy at Emirates in RVP’s time. Arsenal may be doing well but just give them a month or two – I think Chelsea is the club for him otherwise MCity may also not be good for him since they have a number of strikers. Go ahead RVP.

  2. Monica

    November 7, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I meant happen and NOT happy – sorry

    • Sage

      November 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      No one cares what you meant. just shows you do not understand football.

  3. samson A.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:50 am

    it is better 2 keep van.persie @ emirates zan buying another striker. coz he is one of ze most talented&commited player our planet has ever produced. i luv him so,so…..much.really am proud of him coz heis ze gunners gun.waz a beautiful legs he has got.plz mr. wenger dont let him go plz,plz,plz,plz….

  4. Ugoezeh

    November 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Monica, camoni or whatever you call yourself. you sound like alcohol which you are bearing, chelsea.

  5. Jideofor bright

    November 8, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Van persie shuld leave arsenal cos arsenal is no cliud can’t win anytin but chelsea can mancity can so i adive him to leave arsenal cos dere fitness will fall soon they are nt reliable at all.

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